CBS LAS VEGAS- The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders — a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors. Of the roughly 1,400 voting members of the BSA’s National Council who cast ballots, 61 percent supported the proposal drafted by the governing Executive Committee. The policy change takes effect Jan. 1. Rich Ferraro, Vice-President of Communications for GLAAD (Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), talks about the Boy Scouts of American lifting the ban on gay Boy Scouts and what will the impact be on the organization. Do you support the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to allow gays to become Boy Scouts? Callers explain if they support the Boy Scout’s decision to allow gays to become Boy Scouts.
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