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|When I heard about this in the news recently, my jaw just about fell off my face. I can't believe an organization could be getting away with systematic discrimination in the United States in this day and age. Where I live (Canada) if an organization like Scouts Canada tried to "ban gays" they would be order to stop for a human rights violation and probably sued by anyone who had been turned away due to their homosexuality.
Besides the possibility that this would rules out potentially great leaders and stop parents from joining with their kids, what's the implication when they say that such a rule even applies to kids? How are they going to be testing kids for gayness? I was in Scouts for 10 years in my youth and loved the experience...I would not have wanted the experience to have been sullied by such a rule about sexuality.
On another note, how do they even enforce whether you're a "known or avowed" gay person? Do they check the "gay registry"? Or do you have to pass a "homosexuality test"?