Boy Scouts of America Pass Resolution Ending Ban on Gay Leaders

The Boy Scouts of American has approved a resolution ending an organizational ban on gay adult leaders.
Individual scout units can now set their own policy on the issue.
The resolution has been approved by a 17-member executive committee; it will become official policy should the National Executive Board ratify the measure on July 27.
Former Defense secretary Robert Gates who now heads the organization cited broad social developments and a movement within the Boy Scouts as cause for change.
His remarks included the story of a New York City chapter that hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader in April.