Scouts For Equality: Eagle Scout With Lesbian Parents Pushes Boy Scouts To Drop Ban on Gay Members

Democracy Now!
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February 5, 2013
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The Boy Scouts of America opened a three-day meeting on Monday in which the group’s national board will consider lifting its controversial ban on openly gay members. A group of current and former Scouts–and Scout leaders–opposed to the ban rallied outside the meeting at the Boy Scouts’ headquarters in Dallas. Ahead of the historic decision, we’re joined by Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, founder of the group Scouts for Equality. Wahls’ lesbian parents were actively involved in his Boy Scout activities, and he wants others to be allowed a similar opportunity. He is the author of "My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family."