Friday, February 8 2013, 03:53 PM MST
Boy Scouts Delay Vote On Gay Member Policy
(KUTV) The Boy Scouts of America has decided to delay the vote on gay membership within the Boy Scouts organization. The vote to reverse the ban could have come as early as today.
“Something that hits the core of scouting and the very foundation that scouting has been based on—something that’s been in existence for 103 years really needs to be looked at very carefully by all people involved,” Kay Godfrey with the Great Salt Lake Council of Boy Scouts said.
The Boy Scouts of America released this statement, obtained by CNN’s Casey Wian:
“After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization, the volunteer officers of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board concluded that due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy.
To that end, the executive board directed its committees to further engage representatives of Scouting’s membership and listen to their perspectives and concerns. This will assist the officers’ work on a resolution on membership standards. The approximately 1,400 voting members of the national council will take action on the resolution at the national meeting in May 2013.”
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