Boy Scouts proposal draws fire from both sides

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April 21, 2013
Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is proposing to lift its ban on gay youths, but not gay adults, the organization announced Friday, responding to pressure from gay rights advocates to drop restrictions in its membership policies. The proposal, which will be put to a vote at its National Council meeting in May, is a change of course from the plan it floated earlier this year, which would have given local units the option to either include or exclude gay members. The new policy states that 'no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone,' according to Deron Smith, the organization's spokesman" (04/19/13)  

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