Boy Scouts End Ban On Gay Adults

Gabriel Anderson marches with Scouts for Equality during the 45th annual San Francisco Gay Pride parade Sunday, June 28, 2015, in San Francisco.

The Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to lift a long-established ban on gay adults  as employees and volunteers within the organization.

The BSA’s full executive board voted 45 to 12 in favor of the change, effective immediately. The vote came after the National Executive Committee unanimously approved a resolution earlier this month stating that “no adult applicant for registration as an employee or non-unit-serving volunteer, who otherwise meets the requirements of the Boy Scouts of America, may be denied registration on the basis of sexual orientation.”  Read More