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Boy Scout Ban on Gays on Access Utah Wednesday

The Boy Scouts of America will soon vote on a proposal which would reverse its policy against participation in the program by openly gay leaders and scouts.  The new policy would allow the sponsors of specific troops to make the decision.  The Great Salt Lake Council is urging the national BSA organization not to reverse its policy and to continue the discussion. We discuss the issue on Wednesday’s Access Utah with a mother of 2 Eagle Scouts, Doree Burt; USU student and Eagle Scout, Kelton Wells, and scouter, Robert Starling.

In the second half of the program, we’ll talk with Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, who is sponsoring HB 214 (for the sixth year in a row), which would allow Utahns in unmarried and same-sex relationships to adopt a partner’s child.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.