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Boy Scouts delay action on including gays

Posted by Jim Lopata  February 6, 2013 02:00 PM

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Today the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Board put off until May a decision on changing its membership policy to include gay scouts.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin issued a statement in response to the Board’s inaction.

“Every day that the Boy Scouts of America delay action is another day that discrimination prevails,” said Griffin. “Now is the time for action. Young Americans, gay and straight, are hurt by the inaction associated with today’s news. The BSA leadership should end this awful policy once and for all, and open the proud tradition of Scouting to all.”

HRC also cited statistics showing that most American voters support ending the ban on openly gay scouts.

oll results released today by Quinnipiac University shows a strong majority of U.S. voters believe it is time for BSA to end its ban on openly gay members. Only 33 percent of voters said the ban should remain in place.

For more information, connect to the HRC web site here.

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