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Boy Scouts Will Consider Allowing Gays In Scouts
Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on January 29, 2013 @ 4:00PM
Created on January 29, 2013 @ 2:38PM
 
Later this summer tens of thousands of boys scouts will descend upon the Mountain State for their National Scout Jamboree.
 
If a proposed change goes through that group might look a little different.
 
On Monday officials with the Boy Scouts of America announced they were considering a change to their more than 100-year-old policy. The change would allow local troops to decide if they admit gay members or leaders.
 
A vote on the change could come as soon as next week.
 
Folks opposed to the change say it goes against conservative values.
 
Already more than one million people have signed a petition to get the scouts to change their policy. There also have been corporate sponsors who have promised they'll stop supporting the group unless they make the change.
 
One group in the Mountain State who also supports the movement is Fairness West Virginia.
 
Scott Jarell, the Development Director, with Fairness said this would be a historic change and a step in the right direction.
 
"This is going to make a stronger state," Jarell said. "West Virginia is going to be stronger when people can treat each other fairly."

Jarell also said this movement also mirrors another movement they're trying to drum up support for. They're trying to get folks to support the Employment and Housing Non-Discrimination act.

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