Boy Scouts Of America Set To End Gay Scout Leader Ban – Almost

A vote scheduled today for the 80 member board of the Boy Scouts of America could officially end the organization’s longtime ban on openly gay scout leaders.

Kinda sorta.

In an effort to assuage some conservative religious groups, the new policy allows church-led scout groups to choose adult leaders “whose beliefs are consistent with their own.”

The Boy Scouts’ executive committee unanimously voted earlier this month to approve a resolution that would effectively end the ban on gay adult leaders. Today’s vote makes that resolution official.