Celebs celebrate #BoyScouts victory on Twitter, continue to call for full inclusion of gay parents and leaders

The Boy Scouts of America made history today by approving a resolution that will allow gay youth to participate. The Boy Scouts' ban on gay adults will remain intact. The new membership standards, which state that 'no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone,' will take effect on January 1, 2014. Many celebrities have taken to Twitter to share their excitement over this victory and continue to call for full inclusion of gay parents and leaders.

GLAAD, in association with Change.org, Scouts for Equality (SFE), and the Inclusive Scouting Network (ISN), delivered over 1.8 million signatures to the BSA urging them to drop their discriminatory ban on gay members.

For photos, video, resources and more, please visit http://glaad.org/scouts

For a full timeline of events leading up to today's vote, please visit http://glaad.org/scouts


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