Popular Organization Proposes Controversial Change
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 21, 2013 @ 7:31PM
Created on April 21, 2013 @ 6:27PM
With the fight for gay rights continuing across the nation. One popular organization is stirring up some controversy.
The Boy Scouts of America have always stood very clear on excluding gay Americans, similar to a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Now the organization plans to allow openly gay kids to join. But one woman said no matter what, people will always be set in their ways and won't agree with it.
"I would probably say I'm not on the same platform as most Americans when it comes to gay rights. It effects a lot of people, and they have their opinion one way or another," says Francesca Mullen, Fairmont resident.
While some residents find themselves against the possibility, one woman who did not wish to be on camera told 5 News it shouldn't matter if you are gay or straight.
"I think it's important for people to know it's not all about sexuality. I think just emphasizing the homosexuality brings out too much emphasis on sex, and life is more than that."
As of right now it is still unclear whether or not the organization will lift this ban. No decision is expected to be made until sometime next month.
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