The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued this statement following the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) announcement on gender identity:
“I applaud the Boy Scouts of America on their decision to accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on their application. This is a significant step in the direction of greater inclusion for the BSA.
As a faith community, Unitarian Universalists for many years have supported the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in all areas of our society. Unitarian Universalists know that greater inclusion on all levels leads to richer relationships and experiences in our lives and communities.
We look forward to the opportunity to work with the BSA on implementing this new policy. Together, we will create a welcoming and inclusive community for all youth who want to participate in scouting.”
Read the letter Rev. Peter Morales sent to leadership of Boy Scouts of America following their announcement.