Boy Scouts of America Rethink Gay Ban - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Boy Scouts of America Rethink Gay Ban

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Push To Legalize Marijuana in Oklahoma Continues with New Petition

    Push To Legalize Marijuana in Oklahoma Continues with New Petition

    BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- The push to legalize marijuana in Oklahoma continues. Supporters have been out across the state urging people to sign a petition for medical marijuana and Thursday they were out More >>
    BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- The push to legalize marijuana in Oklahoma continues. Supporters have been out across the state urging people to sign a petition for medical marijuana and Thursday they were out More >>
  • Sherman Apartment Dwellers Sweat It Out After A/C Unit Breaks Down

    Sherman Apartment Dwellers Sweat It Out After A/C Unit Breaks Down

    SHERMAN, TX -- Some people in Sherman were sweating it out after the air conditioning stopped working at their apartment building, and the manager wasn't keen on talking with KTEN.More >>
    SHERMAN, TX -- Some people in Sherman were sweating it out after the air conditioning stopped working at their apartment building, and the manager wasn't keen on talking with KTEN.More >>
  • 2 Arrested after Denison Robbery Investigation

    2 Arrested after Denison Robbery Investigation

    DENISON, TX -- Police have arrested the two men they say robbed the Best Western hotel in Denison Wednesday. 21 year-old Bradley Ryan Robinson was arrested Wednesday in Mckinney by Denison More >>
    DENISON, TX -- Police have arrested the two men they say robbed the Best Western hotel in Denison Wednesday. 21 year-old Bradley Ryan Robinson was arrested Wednesday in Mckinney by Denison More >>

SHERMAN, TX--- Big changes could be coming for the Boys Scouts of America. For more than 100 years they have banned gay members from joining their organization, but things could be changing.

As early as next week, the organization could reverse its long standing policy against openly gay members. Gay rights groups have been campaigning for change for the last year and have collected more than 1,000 signatures asking for a policy change. However, not everyone is happy about the change.


"It's absolutely wrong. This case has been fought all the way to Supreme Court and won. My understanding is their concern is because some corporate sponsors are not giving them money and it sounds to me like we're selling our family values for money," former boy scout Johnny Waldrip.

Statements on the possible change come from the Boy Scouts of America's national office, but they say decisions on implementation would most likely be made at the local level.