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Better late than never A good decision, and another step in the right direction.

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It's kinda hard to tell how it will be any different to be honest...


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It's kinda hard to tell how it will be any different to be honest...
Well they can be more open and wear rainbow neckerchiefs now.
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The link's broken on the other end.

Anyway, this is a step in the right direction for them. It's good to see that, even if most of the world is going to the poopers, discrimination is getting less and less acceptable.
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End of a retarded rule; hopefully it'll help reduce discrimination as scouts form friendships with people of different backgrounds, skin colours and yes, may we say it, sexual orientations.

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I'm surprised it took them this long

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Unfortunately it is only a partial change in stance: children who openly identify as homosexual can now join, but leaders must still identify as heterosexual.

It still limits role models and, worse, forces homosexual scouts to choose between revealing their sexuality now and keeping it quiet to make sure they can continue in the organisation as leaders if they wish.
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