The Boy Scouts of America will now admit boys to their program based on the gender their parents put on the application for scouting. In the past the Boy Scouts admitted children based on the gender on the child’s birth certificate. (Who knew parents could chose their child’s gender?)
â€œWe realized that referring to birth certificates as the reference point is no longer sufficient,â€ Surbaugh said in a video message. â€œCommunitiesÂ and state laws are now interpreting gender identity differently than society did in the past. And these new laws vary widely from state to state.â€
Ridiculous. Â Our society has gone mad.
The new Scout policy is effective immediately. The Boy Scouts admitted gay scouts to their programs beginning in 2013 and in 2015 they allowed gay scout leaders.
More information from the Boy Scouts of America here.Â