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Boy Scouts vote to allow openly gay youths

More than 1,400 delegates from Boy Scouts of America voted at a national meeting in Texas Thursday to lift its ban on gay youth membership.

The proposal will allow openly gay youths into the boy scouts, but not openly gay adult leaders.

In the past few months, gay rights advocates presented a petition with nearly two-million signatures supporting an end to the ban.  But a recent boy scouts online survey showed overwhelming support for maintaining it.

Nearly 70% of boy scouts troops in the U.S. are sponsored by faith-based organizations.

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8 Comments to “Boy Scouts vote to allow openly gay youths”

    interested scouter said:
    May 23, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    What a misleading headline! "Boy Scouts vote to allow openly gay youths" sounds like they already voted on and approved the measure. You meant "Boy Scouts WILL vote ABOUT allowing openly gay youths." Journalism ain't what it used to be.

      Guest said:
      May 23, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      They DID vote and the vote passed…

    Josh said:
    May 23, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    This is decay in morals and scouting.

    Bax said:
    May 23, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    On my honor I will do my best
    To do my duty to God and my country
    and to obey the Scout Law;
    To help other people at all times;
    To keep myself physically strong,
    mentally awake, and morally straight

    Joe Public said:
    May 24, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    DISGUSTING soon we will have marriages between humans and animals

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