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BSA Gay Scouts Decision

Yes, the Boy Scouts' Decision Is a Victory

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

I thought it would be self-evident that the end of a 103-year-old ban on gay youth in a group that's a cultural touchstone of American life is something to applaud, affirm and even celebrate. Judging by the reaction from some members of the LGBT community, though, it appears I was wrong.

Boy Scouts of America's Decision Has Ugly Echos of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

We've heard this "good first step" argument before. Although "don't ask, don't tell" was ostensibly an improvement on a blanket ban on honorable gay service members, it came with a steep price, because it portrayed gay people as inferior and a threat to the cohesion of the Armed Forces.