Boy Scouts To Take Vote On Gay Scouts Today

05.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Boy scout leaders from around the country are gathered for a vote in Grapevine, Texas today, embattled in a culture war over homosexuality. In a secret ballot, more then 14-hundred volunteers from scouting's 270 counsels will accept or reject a proposal to allow openly gay scouts. It's already been decided gay leaders will not be allowed. The vote today is expected to be close. Supporters call it a civil right; opponents say the gay rights movement goes against key tenants of scouting's moral code. There's one thing both sides agree on, though: if gay boys are allowed, the Scouts will be forced to allow gay leaders as well, because it's only a matter of time before they are sued.