â€œThe BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation,” spokesman Deron Smith said in a statement obtained by FoxNews.com. “This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, but that the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept membership and select leaders consistent with their organizationâ€™s mission, principles or religious beliefs.”
In other words, the different religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units would be able to decide for themselves how to address the issue — either maintaining an exclusion of gays, as is now required of all units, or opening up their membership.
Smith added that the youth development organization has been in contact with families to determine its best interests.
“BSA members and parents would be able to choose a local unit which best meets the needs of their families,” he said.
If the change is approved, it could be announced as early as next week, after a BSA national board meeting, the Associated Press reports.
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