Patch Poll: The Boy Scouts' Ban on Gays
Do you agree with the organization's decision to continue excluding gays?
The Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, the Huffington Post reports.
The Scouts said a committee studied the question for two years and decided to stick with the policy. In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Scouts' right to exclude gays because it's a private organization.
The president of the largest U.S. gay-rights group, Chad Griffin of the Human Rights Campaign, depicted the Scouts' decision as "a missed opportunity of colossal proportions."
"With the country moving toward inclusion, the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have instead sent a message to young people that only some of them are valued," he said. "They've chosen to teach division and intolerance."
But how will parents react in gay-friendly Decatur and Avondale Estates?
If you have a son in Scouts, will you consider taking him out of Scouts?
If you have a son too young for Scouts, will this decision stop you from enrolling him in Scouts?
Give you answer in the comments box below.