Buried at the bottom of this AP story, about Eagle Scouts returning their medals, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul, took the AP that Mitt Romney believes now, as he did 18 years ago, that gay people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts,
“In contrast to Obama, Republican candidate Mitt Romney does have a public position on the Scouts’ policy — he politely disagrees with it.
Back in 1994, during a political debate in Massachusetts, Romney said this: “I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”
A Romney spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, said in an e-mail that this remains Romney’s position today.”
In 1994 when Romney made his original statement about his personal beliefs vs. the right of the Boy Scouts to self-determination, he was actually on the Boy Scouts’ National Executive Board. Which means his personal opinion should have been part of the Boy Scouts’ self-determination but wasn’t.
ROMNEY’S ORIGINAL 1994 DECLARATION THAT HE PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT GAY PEOPLE SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN THE BOY SCOUTS