Friday, February 08, 2013Author: Nelson Morais
(Last modified: 2013-02-08 18:39:24)
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Local Boy Scouts of America leaders voiced muted responses to a recent decision by the national leadership of the private organization to open the group to gay membership.
The Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, Feb. 6 delayed to May a vote on whether to end a longstanding ban on gay participants.
Board members for the private youth organization, which turned 103 years old yesterday, Feb. 8, had been expected to vote on the matter at a meeting on Wednesday. The Boy Scouts upheld the ban just last year amid sharp criticism from gay rights groups.
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