Kathy Adams is a mother of two and doesn't allow her 10-year-old son to take part in Boy Scouts as long as the ban on gay members is still in place.
"To be a part of that organization could potentially...he receives messages contrary to who his two mothers are," said Kathy Adams.
Adams favors the ban lift because it means she and her ex-partner would be able to participate in scout events with their son.
"The adults in his life who would want to be a part of scouting activities could do so without fear of being asked to leave or not being accepted," said Adams.
If passed, John Richards, a local Scout Executive says the some 400 Boy Scout units spanning four counties in our area are expected to get on board.
Some aren't sure about the lifting of the ban.
"It's horrible," says Fresno resident, Gerald Brister.
Richards assures those who are concerned that each local unit would still be able to choose what best meets the needs of their families.
"It will still allow different scout troops and cub packs and their sponsors to approve their adult leadership just as they've done for a hundred years," said Richards.
Some believe the lift is good, but more would have to be done in order to fully accept gay members into boy scouts.
"They would have to change a lot of policies because they still have those people governing that have those beliefs," said Fresno resident, John Flanagan.
The national board will meet Wednesday, February 6th to discuss the ban. If it's lifted, we could see changes as early as June.
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