As comedian Andy Daly put it, "When an Elvis impersonator trying to kill the President is the least interesting news story of the week, you know some shit went down."
Buried among the week's disasters and conflict, Boston to Texas to the United States Senate, were a couple heartening stories. The Boys Scouts of America "is proposing to lift the ban for youth members ... it [will] submit this proposal to the roughly 1,400 voting members of its National Council at a meeting in Texas the week of May 20." The BSA will continue to discriminate against gay adults, but reports are optimistic that it will pass this proposal to admit gay scouts. Many among the scouts' highest ranks have been calling for this reform for a long time.
In a similar shimmer of social justice, Montana passed a bill yesterday that decriminalized homosexual intercourse. It's surreal that this law was still on the books, having failed to be repealed in the 16 years since it was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The current measure still only passed the Montana House of Representatives by a vote of 64 to 35 (35!) -- but it passed.