Monday, 28 January 2013

Scouts: Scouting For All Boys?

The Boy Scouts of America is close to ending its ban on openly gay members and Scout leaders, the organisation announced on Monday.
The move would represent a major shift for the movement and comes amid condemnation over its existing policy. The Scouts have faced criticism from president Barack Obama over its decades-long gay ban, while sponsors, including pharmaceutical giant Merck, have pulled funding citing its discrimination.
According to NBC, which broke the news, an announcement could come as soon as next week. The new policy would leave local organizations free to decide for themselves whether to admit gay Scouts...

The Guardian. 

Obviously I'm only really running this story so I've got an excuse to run the adorable special gay scout badges above...

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