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Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gays

posted on July 18, 2012

On Tuesday, the Boy Scouts of America “emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics,” reports David Crary for The Associated Press. The decision comes after a “confidential two-year review” of the organization’s policy, writes Crary. Bob Mazzuca, the chief executive of the Boy Scouts, stated that the group reached the decision in large measure because “[t]he vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers and at the appropriate time and in the right setting.”

Read at The Associated Press