A Boy Scouts of America board member said the organization should drop its ban on openly gay Scouts and leaders.
Jim Turley, chairman and chief executive officer of Ernst & Young and a board member of the Boy Scouts of America, has joined calls to end the group’s exclusion of gays.
Another Boy Scout board member, CEO Randall Stephenson of the telecommunications giant AT&T, said o n W ednesday he favors diversity but did not go as far as Turley in speaking against the Scouts’ policy.
In a statement issued by Ernst & Young, the global tax and consulting firm, Turley said he will “work from within” the Boy Scouts to help change its policy that prohibits gays from being members or leaders of one of America’s largest youth organizations.
“I support the meaningful work of the Boy Scouts in preparing young people for adventure, leadership, learning and service. However, the membership policy is not one I would personally endorse,” Turley said
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