Being Gay is O.K. Scouting is For All.

Protesters at the national Boy Scouts of America headquarters were rejected at the front door Monday when the group arrived presenting a petition with 55,000 signatures of people who objected to the organization’s ban on gay troop leaders. In June, the Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts can prevent gay men from being troop leaders because the organization is private. This ruling could give the Boy Scouts of American the ability to ban gay youth from being members of the 6.2 million-member organization. Since the Court’s decision, gay troop leaders have been kicked out, as have straight leaders who support gay rights.


AP - August 22, 2000

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