Boy Scouts Approve Gay Troops, But Gay Adults Are Still Officially Banned
The Boy Scouts’ age-old policy banning openly-gay troop members has been reversed. Of the 1440 volunteer leaders who voted yesterday, 60% approved the change in policy, which deems that no scouts can be denied entry into the organization “on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.” As of now, gay adult volunteers and staff are still banned. The policy change will take effect in January, 2014. So are gay aspiring scouts allowed to apply before then? Will their applications be deferred if admitted before then??
Related question: Should the Scouts–deemed persona non grata by the Nutter admin for their anti-gay stance–be welcomed back to Philly now?