DISCRIMINATION

Obama Against Scouts' Gay Ban

President Obama disagrees with the Boy Scouts of America’s policy banning gay Scouts and group leaders, according to a statement from White House spokesman Shin Inouye. Despite the criticism from up top, the Boy Scouts, a private organization, has decided to keep the controversial policy and says they don't have any plans to revisit the organization’s confidential review. Mitt Romney has also expressed opposition to the organization's stance. In 1994 he said, "I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation," and his spokeswoman recently confirmed that his opinion remains the same. Gay rights activists have been ramping up their efforts to end the policy with online petitions and a symbolic returning of badges and medals by scouts.