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Boy Scouts affirm ban on gays
 
Boy Scouts statue in Philadelphia
Boy Scouts statue in Philadelphia
Bruce Andersen, Creative Commons

The Boy Scouts of America said on Tuesday the organization has decided to stick with its ban on openly gay employees, scouts, and volunteers. The decision followed a two-year review of Boy Scouts policies, and a 2000 Supreme Court ruling that upheld the organization's right to ban gays. None of the Boy Scouts' peer organizations — the Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, or Big Brothers Big Sisters — exclude gays or lesbians, but BSA leaders say there is broad support for their ban among Boy Scout parents and sponsors.

 

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