Boy Scouts put off decision on gay ban

The Boy Scouts of America this week announced it would delay action until May on a proposal to drop its nationwide ban on openly gay scouts and leaders. The organization recently said it would consider allowing local councils to decide whether gays would be admitted, spurring religious conservatives to condemn the proposed change and LGBT advocates to argue that it doesn't go far enough. A poll released this week found 55% of Americans favor ending the Scouts' gay ban, while 33% oppose the move.

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