New York, NY, July 27, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed the Boy Scouts of America vote finally ending its longstanding policy of banning membership to gay troop leaders. The organization’s national board voted today to ratify a resolution eliminating its ban on openly gay adults in scouting.
ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.