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Boy Scouts Propose Ending Ban On Gay Members; Vote In May

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The Boy Scouts of America is proposing to lift its ban on openly gay members while continuing a ban on gay adults serving as leaders.

The Scouts say the proposed change reflects the results of surveys sent to 1 million of the group's members.

The group has faced pressure from activists since it said it was considering a plan to give local scout units the option of admitting or excluding gays.

In a statement, the private organization said they "Do not have an agenda on the matter of sexual orientation."

The Scouts say they will submit the proposal for a vote at their National Council at the end of May.

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