We couldn't be happier that the Boy Scouts voted to lift the ban on gay members! Well, we guess we could if they didn't still ban gay parents and adult leaders…
The celebs are just as conflicted as we are!
George Takei is happy for the step forward! Jenna Dewan-Tatum thinks it isn't nearly enough!
See what the celebs have to say …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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After the Boy Scouts of American unveiled their momentous decision yesterday to allow openly gay boys in their group- a lot of people were getting a little choked up.
One person who definitely was feeling some love was an openly gay scout from Maryland named Pascal Tessier.
It's been a long road for this top notch boy scout, but he can finally be gay and proud!
Here's what he said:
"I was thinking that today could be my last day as a Boy Scout. Obviously, for gay Scouts like me, this vote is life-changing."
Yet Pascal also feels uneasy about the change in the rules of the game.
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It's about time!!
After months of endless debate, the Boy Scouts of America finally voted to allow openly gay scouts to join their ranks!!
Over 60% of the 1,400 person polled think the youth organization should allow all qualified members, regardless of sexual orientation!!
Even though the a large percentage of the organization is run by those affiliated with Mormon and Catholic churches who are, sadly, sometimes unhip to LGBT tolerance, the measure was still able to pass!
The first hard fought battle was won, but plenty of work remains!!
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The Boy Scouts of America always endeavor to Be Prepared, but it seems they were not quite ready for the public's reaction to their ban on gay scouts and leaders.
As recently as July of last year the Scouts re-affirmed their No Gays Allowed policy, but the times they are a-changin'!
Many charities, businesses, and United Way groups have stopped donating to the Boy Scouts due to their discriminatory practices, causing the organization to rethink their ways.
The BSA's board of directors are reportedly "actively considering" changing their national policy to allow individual charters to allow in homosexual members if they so choose. Spokesman Deron Smith says:
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