Amanda Marcotte spots a ray of light in an otherwise miserable week:
The Boy Scouts of America has called for an end to its unpopular ban on gay members, though sadly the paranoid policy of banning gay scout leaders will continue. The resolution states “no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone,” and will be put up to a vote by its council members on May 20th. The decision comes after a long period of research and polling of leaders and parents with questions such as asking if it’s okay for straight and gay scouts to share a tent.
… Now they just need to lift the ban on gay adults, and stop promoting the ugly and untrue stereotype that out gay adults present a threat to the safety of boys and teenagers.