May 26, 2017

Boy scouts to accept transgender children

Boy scouts to accept transgender children

The Boy Scouts of America has announced it will start accepting transgender boys for the first time.

In a change to its century-old tradition, the organisation will now register members based on the gender written in their application form rather than on their birth certificate.

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The organisation said: “For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organisations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs.

“However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state.” Read more 

 

 

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