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Boy Scouts Lift Ban On Gay Members

The Boy Scouts of America National Council removed the organization’s ban on gay kids and teens on Thursday with a 60 percent vote.

The organization will continue its ban on gay adult troop leaders.

The controversial vote came during a large debate with both sides threatening to remove their sponsorship and their sons from the scouts.

The organization, which is 70 percent sponsored by religious groups, initially reaffirmed their ban last summer after a two-year examination by a committee. Since then, local chapters and the BSA President Wayne Perry, have pressured for reconsideration.

NBC News

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