Obama ‘Welcomes’ Boy Scouts Decision But Says Leadership Should Be Open To Gays Too

24 May

by DAVID BADASH on MAY 24, 2013

in CIVIL RIGHTS,NEWS,POLITICS

President Barack Obama says he “welcomes” the Boy Scouts‘ decision yesterday to admit openly-gay boys into its ranks, but says that all levels of the organization, including adult leadership positions, should be free of discrimination.

“The President welcomes the decision by the Boy Scouts of America to open its membership to all, regardless of sexual orientation,” White House spokesperson Shin Inouye told theWashington Blade. “He has long believed that the Scouts is a valuable organization that has helped educate and build character in American boys for more than a century.”

“He continues to believe that leadership positions in the Scouts should be open to all, regardless of sexual orientation,” Inoyue said, speaking for the President.

On Super Bowl Sunday this year, President Obama also weighed in.

“I think that my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does in every institution and walk of life,” he told CBS News, as GLAAD reported. “The Scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. I think that no one should be barred from that.”

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/obama-welcomes-boy-scouts-decision-but-says-leadership-should-be-open-to-gays-too/politics/2013/05/24/67472

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2 Responses to “Obama ‘Welcomes’ Boy Scouts Decision But Says Leadership Should Be Open To Gays Too”

  1. Goaty's News May 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Reblogged this on Goaty's News.

  2. Goaty's News May 24, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    Bravo, President Obama showing decisive leadership on this issue, vital influence not only in the US but around the world. There are still countries where homosexuality is illegal, jail & death sentences can await those who fall foul of unjust laws. Just maybe, each step toward equality in a free nation will resonate in those countries that are not so free & hearten the LGBT oppressed.

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