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Boy Scouts End Longtime Ban on Openly Gay Youths

Lindsey Smith

The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its longstanding policy of forbidding openly gay youths to participate in its activities, a step its chief executive called “compassionate, caring and kind.” The decision, which came after years of resistance and wrenching internal debate, was widely seen as a milestone for the Boy Scouts, a symbol of traditional America. The policy change will be effective in January 2014.

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