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Boy Scouts Proposing To Lift Gay Ban For Youth

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NEW YORK (AP) - Under pressure over its longstanding ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.
    
The Scouts announced Friday that it would submit this proposal to the roughly 1,400 voting members of its National Council at a meeting in Texas the week of May 20.
    
Earlier, the BSA had indicated it might give local Scout units the option of admitting gays as both youth members and adult leaders, or continuing to exclude them
    
The BSA said Friday it changed course due in part to results of surveys sent out this year to members of the scouting community.
    
Gay-rights groups have demanded a complete lifting of the ban. Some churches and conservative groups want it maintained.

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