LGBT advocate Zach Wahls talks to Current TV’s John Fugelsang on “Viewpoint” about the news that the Boy Scouts of America is considering lifting its ban on gay Scouts and troop leaders, leaving it up to individual charters to decide whether they will discriminate against gay people. Wahls, an Eagle Scout, was raised by two mothers, and his impassioned plea for marriage equality in front of the Iowa House of Representatives made him an Internet sensation.
“There’s been a titanic shift in this country in terms of where LGBT people think the future of this country is going to go,” Wahls says of the Boy Scouts’ news. “In 2000, it was really unsure where marriage equality was going to go, where employment nondiscrimination was going to go. But today we’re standing in a place where it seems very clear that we’re moving in a very positive direction if you support LGBT equality.”