Boy Scouts of America resolve to continue gay ban

Jennifer Tyrrell and her son Cruz Burns

Former den mother Jennifer Tyrrell and her son Cruz Burns

BY TheSeattleLesbian.com

The following media release was issued by the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The Boy Scouts of America will stand by their anti-gay policy regarding admittance.

“After careful consideration of a resolution asking the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to reconsider its longstanding membership standards policy, today the organization affirmed its current policy, stating that it remains in the best interest of Scouting and that there will be no further action taken on the resolution.

This decision follows a nearly two-year-long examination, started in 2010, of the policy commissioned by the Chief Scout Executive and national president. Under their leadership, the BSA convened a special committee of volunteers and professional leaders to evaluate whether the policy continued to be in the best interest of the organization.”

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