Boy Scouts proposing to lift ban on gay youth, LDS Church to evaluate

by | Apr. 19, 2013

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After months of national debate, the Boy Scouts of America on Friday announced it has prepared a resolution that would lift its longstanding ban on gay youth members.

Scouting officials said the resolution will go before the roughly 1,400 voting members of the organization's National Council during its meeting next month. The proposal calls for ending the practice of excluding openly gay youths from participating in Scouting, but would continue to bar gay adults from serving in leadership positions.

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