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Boy Scouts affirm ban on gays
Boy Scouts statue in Philadelphia
Boy Scouts statue in Philadelphia
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he 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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