Boy Scouts Of America Vote To Allow Gays Scouts Into Organization
GRAPEVINE, TX - MAY 23: Jennifer Tyrrell (L) of Bridgeport, Ohio, and as Pascal Tessier, 16, of Kensington, Maryland, talk at a news conference held at the Great Wolf Lodge May 23, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America today ended its policy of prohibiting openly gay youths from participating in Scout activities, while leaving intact its ban on gay adults and leaders. Jennifer was kicked out of the scouts as a Cub Scout den leader in 2012 for being openly gay. Pascal, who was told by Scout leaders that because he was openly gay, he could not attain the Eagle Scout rank, but was permitted to remain a Scout, will now be able to resume his pursuit of the Eagle Scout rank. (Photo by Stewart House/Getty Images)
Public reacts to Boy Scouts change
The Boy Scouts of America voted to allow openly gay youth members to join the program as scouts.However, the ban on gay adult leaders was not lifted during the vote on May 23.