The gay community protested for years to be recognized and accepted by the population as a whole, and as a direct result of this the transgender folks are clambering for their place in the sun as well!
"For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual's birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs," the statement said. "However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state."http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/31/boy-scouts-will-allow-transgender-children-programs/
Kristie Maldonado said she had mixed emotions on Monday night when a representative of Boy Scouts of America called to tell her the organisation would allow her son, Joe, to re-enroll in his troop after he was asked to leave last fall. Ms Maldonado said she would like her son to rejoin the Secaucus troop, but only if the scout leader who made the previous decision leaves.
She said Joe, who will turn 9 on Wednesday, has spoken publicly about the incident. She called him a "ham" and noted he had a big birthday party on Saturday with the mayor of Secaucus in attendance.
"I'm so grateful. I really am that they're accepting and that there won't be any issues. They (other transgender youth) won't have to go through what my son went through," Ms Maldonado said when reached by phone on Monday. "It's a big change for everybody that all are accepted now ... I'm so delighted that they finally called and they did say this, but I'm still angry."
Ms Maldonado said the earlier decision to remove her son from the troop made him feel different, and she wanted to make sure he knew the troop made a mistake.
The Boys Scouts said the enrollment decision goes into effect immediately.
"Our organization's local councils will help find units that can provide for the best interest of the child," the statement said.
Zach Wahls, co-founder of the groups Scouts for Equality, called the decision historic.
MEANWHILE: On the scientific front we sent a member of the Perspective Research Department and a person from the Naked News Department along for a ride on the first manned mission to Mars, and the first thing they did was send back this photograph of the Earth (Terra) Venus and Jupiter. (Terra is the lowest one!)