WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Boy Scouts of America voted to end its prohibition against homosexuals serving in leadership positions in the organization, media reported.
“The governing body of the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to end its decades-long ban on gay scout leaders,” NBC News reported on Monday.
On July 14, 2015, the Boy Scouts of America announced in a statement that it adopted a resolution to nullify the anti-gay ban.
The organization made their decision as a result of the “rapid changes in society and increasing legal challenges at the federal, state and local levels,” according to the statement.
The organization’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes through a series of outdoor activities and education programs, according to the Boy Scouts of America website.
The organization lifted a ban on homosexual scouts in January 2014, however a ban on openly homosexual leaders was still in effect.