The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it will now allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys-only programs.
The organization's previous policy only considered the gender listed on a child's birth certificate. Now, the program will look that the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout.
BREAKING: Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in scouting programs.— The Associated Press (@AP) January 31, 2017
A spokeswoman for Boy Scouts of America said the organization made the decision because the way gender is defined has changed.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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