Will the Scouts change their policy to let local councils accept gays?

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Will the Scouts change their policy to let local councils accept gays?

Andrew George
furniture designer | Bella Vista
“I’d guess within five years. It’s still such a verboten subject. With all the priest abuse going on, it’s a very touchy issue. When the Scouts finally change their policy, I think it will be a gradual process. First, they’ll phase in gay adults. Then they’ll let gay youth join the organization.”“I’d guess within five years. It’s still such a verboten subject. With all the priest abuse going on, it’s a very touchy issue. When the Scouts finally change their policy, I think it will be a gradual process. First, they’ll phase in gay adults. Then they’ll let gay youth join the organization.”

Andrew George
furniture designer | Bella Vista
“I’d guess within five years. It’s still such a verboten subject. With all the priest abuse going on, it’s a very touchy issue. When the Scouts finally change their policy, I think it will be a gradual process. First, they’ll phase in gay adults. Then they’ll let gay youth join the organization.”“I’d guess within five years. It’s still such a verboten subject. With all the priest abuse going on, it’s a very touchy issue. When the Scouts finally change their policy, I think it will be a gradual process. First, they’ll phase in gay adults. Then they’ll let gay youth join the organization.”

Vanessa King
occupational therapist | Christchurch, New Zealand
“I’ll give them seven years to do that. This country is behind the times. From what I can see, America is close-minded on the issue of sexuality. It’s slowly becoming OK to be gay here. But it’s a slow process: Religion is very influential in this country.”

Brett Molash
engineer | Washington Square West
“Yes. I think that’s within the next year. I’ve seen all the petitions [presented to the Scouts] online. There’s been a lot of media attention. Like the story about the lesbian den mother kicked out. I think all this pressure will push the Scouts into doing the right thing.”

Daria Snow
server | Washington Square West
“Yes. It would be similar to gay marriage. Gay marriage isn’t recognized on the federal level but individual states can allow gay marriage. I think the Scouts will take the same approach. I’m 80-percent sure something like that will be possible within the next two years.”