'Big step' or 'tragedy?' Reaction to Boy Scouts vote on gays

A sampling of reaction after the Boy Scouts of America voted on Thursday to reverse its policing barring openly gay scouts while continuing to prohibit gay Scout leaders.

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  1. "Today, following this review, the most comprehensive listening exercise in Scouting's history the approximate 1,400 voting members of the Boy Scouts of America's National Council approved a resolution to remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone. The resolution also reinforces that Scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether heterosexual or homosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting. A change to the current membership policy for adult leaders was not under consideration; thus, the policy for adults remains in place. The BSA thanks all the national voting members who participated in this process and vote.
  2. 'Big step' or 'tragedy'? Depends on who you ask 

  3. YESYESYESYESYESOMGYES! They voted yes!
  4. To stay or go? Parents at odds

  5. "No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone." Progress! ❤
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