Most Americans Support Ban on Gay Scout Leaders

by Sergio N. Candido
Monday Dec 31, 2012

A new poll by agency Gallup reveals many Americans have contradictory opinions regarding the LGBT community -- while most support gay rights, they think gays shouldn't be allowed to be Scout leaders.

Published on Dec. 28, Gallup found that only 42 percent of Americans think the Boy Scouts of America should allow openly gay adults to serve as leaders.

However, 78 percent of respondents say they support for gays to have inheritance rights, health insurance and other employee benefits. Also, 61 percent said they support adoption rights for gays and lesbians.

At least 1,000 people were polled for the survey.

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  • Anonymous, 2013-01-01 17:50:28

    Geesh, what does it take to get through to these people that children are more at risk of being molested by straight, white family men or Catholic priests then gay people.

  • Anonymous, 2013-01-02 06:04:24

    an anurism might be nice

  • Anonymous, 2013-01-02 07:18:41

    What a horrible thing to say.

  • Anonymous, 2013-01-02 07:19:53

    What a horrible thing to say, but it could work.

  • Jon Willner, 2013-01-06 14:44:41

    There’s still a tremendous amount of ignorance and misinfromation out there. We have a lot of work to do.

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