Most Americans Support Ban on Gay Scout Leaders
A new poll by agency Gallup reveals many Americans have contradictory opinions regarding the LGBT community -- while most support gay rights, they think gays shouldn’t be allowed to be Scout leaders.
Published on Dec. 28, Gallup found that only 42 percent of Americans think the Boy Scouts of America should allow openly gay adults to serve as leaders.
However, 78 percent of respondents say they support for gays to have inheritance rights, health insurance and other employee benefits. Also, 61 percent said they support adoption rights for gays and lesbians.
At least 1,000 people were polled for the survey.