Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gays

A major and controversial decision on allowing gays in Boy Scouts has been delayed. The Scouts' executive board has been meeting this week at its

The decision will now be made in May.

The decision will now be made in May. (2/6/13)

WOODBURY - A major and controversial decision on allowing gays in Boy Scouts has been delayed.
The Scouts' executive board has been meeting this week at its Texas headquarters, but says the question will be taken up at the organization's national meeting in May.

Last week the group said it was considering allowing individual troops to decide whether to allow gays membership.

Gay advocacy groups are thrilled, but many religious groups are furious.

Less than one year ago, the organization reaffirmed its stance on keeping the ban.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Sources say two people were killed and one 1 2 dead, 1 injured in Gabreski Airport small plane crash
Authorities say a Syosset man was killed and 2 LI man dies when car plunges into CT river
Actor Bill Paxton was beloved for his roles 3 Actor Bill Paxton dies at age 61
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on Long Island Sunday 4 Cuomo unveils $130M project to reconstruct Nassau Expressway
Police say Areefeen Hirji, of Muttontown, was in 5 Teen arrested in connection to deadly Woodbury crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Boy Scouts mull allowing openly gay troop leaders

A major policy change could be in the works for the Boy Scouts of America:

The organization currently does not allow homosexuals to Boy Scouts to consider allowing gay members

The Boy Scouts of America announced today that it is considering changing its long-standing policy

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE