Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Decision by the Boy Scouts of America

Thursday, May 23, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the vote to admit openly gay Boy Scouts:

The Boys Scouts of America has been built upon the values of faith and family for more than 100 years and today's decision contradicts generations of tradition in the name of political correctness. While I will always cherish my time as a scout and the life lessons I learned, I am greatly disappointed with this decision.

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