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Boy Scouts Delay Gay Membership Decision

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A decision on whether to let openly gay leaders and scouts into the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America was expected at the executive board today at its annual meeting but now will be delayed after it was decided that the Boy Scouts America National Council would have the final say, and not the executive board.

The group's seventy-two member executive board said last week that it would consider changing its longtime ban to allow individual troops to decide whether to allow gay membership, but after a flood of comments, the board said it needs more time to study and draw up a new membership resolution. 

The new resolution will be considered the roughly 14-hundred voting members of the Boy Scouts of America National Council at their annual meeting in May.

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