Boy Scouts Delay Vote on Gay Membership Ban

(CNN) — We’re going to have to wait a bit longer to see whether the Boy Scouts will drop their across-the-board ban on openly gay members.

The Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday delayed its vote on a proposal to let local troops decide whether to allow openly gay members and leaders.

The organization, which had been expected to vote Wednesday, said it needs more time to get input from its members. The vote will now be held in May.

“After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization, the volunteer officers of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board concluded that due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy,” the group said Wednesday morning.

“To that end, the executive board directed its committees to further engage representatives of Scouting’s membership and listen to their perspectives and concerns.

This will assist the officers’ work on a resolution on membership standards. The approximately 1,400 voting members of the national council will take action on the resolution at the national meeting in May 2013.”

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12 comments

  • ScottyBoy

    Delay the vote forever. Keep these perverts out of the Boy Scouts. Keep the Scouts moral and wholesome like it is designed to be. There should be no special rights to queers. This isn't a racial or handicap issue. These people are vile, disgusting, disease creating/spreading freaks, and should be completely seperated from society.

    • cha cha

      I do not want gays in boy scouts that is why it is called boy scouts of america. If they want their own cluub fine buut i do not think americans have to accept inmoral behavior.

  • guest

    Ho mo se xuality is an abomination of natures laws,Don't let these detestable children in to this Honorable American institution. They will pervert the malleable minds of Gods children. It will truly be a sad day in America if the Scouts fall from grace due to these F a g g o t s.

  • Jezus

    Isn't the United States of America, the "land of the free"? people make a fuss of of THIS? -.- wow, congratulations people.

    Pft, Land of the free, what a joke, a very sad joke, and most of all, a it is very sad that. "The land of the free" is no longer real, something the US was known for. Sad, sad, sad.


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