Boy Scouts to vote on lifting gay ban
DALLAS -- More than a thousand delegates from the Boy Scouts of America are preparing for a big vote that has got the attention of the whole country.
They will be voting on whether or not to tend the ban on openly gay scouts.
The change would impact more than 2.5-million youth members.
All week, thousands have been protesting the change urging the national council to keep things the way they are.
"We'll be required to teach homosexuality to young boys as young as 6 and as old as 17 and have to explain to them what that is. I think that that sexual discussion needs to be at home with the parents," said Brad Kiser, Cub Scout parent.
The vote is expected to take place Thursday night with all delegates getting the chance to weigh in.
The vote will not reverse the ban on allowing gay adult scout leaders.