Home Health Parents News Now Boy Scouts of America Reconsidering Homosexuality Policy Boy Scouts of America Reconsidering Homosexuality Policy By Holly Lebowitz Rossi June 07, 2012 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Boy Scouts of America Reconsidering Homosexuality Policy 29692 The new policy would throw out the national ban and allow local chartering organizations to decide whether or not they would accept gay youth and leaders, said Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout who has advocated for the change, citing unidentified people he spoke to within the organization. Boy Scouts of America spokesman Deron Smith said a resolution to amend the national policy to allow each of the Scouting's chartered groups to set its own standards regarding gay members was turned in by a Scout leader from the northeast before April 30, the deadline for submitting resolutions. He said the resolution was read on May 31 at their national annual meeting. "While we'll carefully consider this resolution, there are no plans to change this policy," he said noting that resolutions and petitions on the matter were "not unique" and dated back to 2000, when the Supreme Court heard a challenge over their stance (the justices sided with the Boy Scouts in the lawsuit involving a former Assistant Scoutmaster who was gay, citing the protections of the First Amendment). Image: Boy Scouts of America, via Shutterstock. By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Boy Scouts of America Reconsidering Homosexuality Policy Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.