Boy Scouts start allowing openly gay youth members

Posted on: 11:45 am, January 2, 2014, by and

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This week, Boy Scouts of America started allowing gay scouts in the organization for the first time.

The National Council voted in May to allow the change under the resolution, no youth may be denied membership in the group based only on sexual orientation or preference.

The boy scouts are maintaining their ban on gay adult leaders.

The Controversial decision led some members to form a new organization called Life Trail USA.

It is nearly identical to Boy Scouts, except it bans openly gay members.