Boy Scouts submit questionnaire regarding change in gay member policy

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 9:36am

The Boy Scouts of America is considering a change in its policy against allowing openly gay members. Now it's sent out a questionnaire that goes beyond a simple yes or no on the subject.

Among the the nine questions: Is it acceptable for a gay scout and a straight scout to share a tent on an overnight camping trip?

The survey, sent to leaders and parents, includes five multiple-choice answers ranging from "totally acceptable" to "totally unacceptable."

In February, the group's national executive board postponed a vote on lifting its outright ban on openly homosexual scouts and troop leaders.  The board says the decision will be made at the group's annual meeting in May.

The Boy Scouts said in a statement sent earlier this week that they're in the "listening phase" and are "reviewing a number of issues."


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