The question of sexual orientation isonce again at the forefront for the Boy Scouts of America. The national organization decided to reconsider the rule banning openly gay scouts and scout leaders but won’t make a decision until at least May.
The scouts have already dealt with this issue several times including the landmark case decided by the United States Supreme Court said in 2000. That was when it was decided that it was legal free speech by a private organization in the decision noted as Boy Scouts of America et al. v. Dale 530 US 640.
There are supporters of the ban who tell KRMG they are afraid many faith based charter organizations could pull out as sponsors but supporters have a different take.
They say a change could bring new blood into scouting at a time when fewer boys are joining and working for merit badges and higher level scout activities.
The Indian Nations Council of scouts in Tulsa released the following letter yesterday explaining where they stand on the issue as of now.
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