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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Cue Wailing and Rending of Garments

The Boy Scouts of America have announced a new policy regarding transgender boys: they're in:

The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it is lifting its ban on transgender boys joining the organization, saying that it would abandon a policy that determined eligibility by using the the sex listed on birth certificates.

“Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application,” Effie Delimarkos, a spokesperson for the scouting group with more than 2 million members, said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

This was a pretty quick response, considering how long it took them to accept gay boys and scout leaders. Maybe the threat of a lawsuit had something to do with it. And maybe they've figured out that we're not still in the nineteenth century.

Tony Perkins is going to hemorrhage.

Via Joe.My.God.

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