Here’s another example of how fast the public’s attitude on LGBT issues is changing. A new Washington Post poll finds that a majority of Americans believe that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) should lift its ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. Just last December, Gallup released poll results that showed most Americans didn’t believe gay adults should be allowed to serve as scout leaders.
What prompted the sudden change? The BSA’s own proposal to reconsider the ban probably gave permission for a change of heart to folks who hadn’t thought much about the issue. What’s noteworthy is that the BSA proposal would still ban gay adults from the organization, while 56% of those in the Post survey believe that policy is wrong.
Other highlights from the poll:
So the real question is, how many polls does it take for the BSA to realize the entire ban has to go?