The Boy Scouts of America are calling for an end to their ban on homosexual members, while maintaining the ban for adult leaders.


Oliver Tessier, left, holds a sign as he protests with others for equality within Boy Scouts of America  in Bethesda on Thursday. His son, Pascal Tessier, was also at the demonstration. Pascal is a scout and is gay. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

The organization is proposing a resolution stating that "no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone." The change still must be approved by the group's roughly 1,400 national council members at a meeting the week of May 20.