Gay Eagle Scout May Lose Rank

It’s a bittersweet moment for the Boy Scouts. Last night, Pascal Tessier was one of the country’s first openly gay scouts to be awarded the organization’s highest honor: the Eagle Scout ranking. Under the Boy Scouts new policy, openly gay youths are allowed, but adults are still banned. That means when Tessier turns 18 in August, he may lose his place in the organization. “It’s kind of a backhanded acceptance: We accept you for now,” Tessier said. “It says to you you’re a monster of some sort.”