Boy Scouts Delay Gay Ban Vote Until May
The Boy Scouts says it will not vote today on lifting the ban on gay scouts and leaders but delay it until May, the AP reports:
The organization said last week it was considering a shift of its policy, which has led officials to remove gay leaders and scouts. That announcement pushed years of debate over the policy to an even higher level. President Barack Obama - Scouting's honorary president - spoke in favor of letting gay scouts in. Others opposed a shift. Protesters on both sides rallied at BSA headquarters in Irving, outside Dallas.
Scout leaders across the country will now have to decide how to handle a very delicate issue.