The National Commissioner of Boy Scouts America, Tico Perez
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Boy Scouts of America votes to ease ban on gay members

The Boy Scouts of America organisation has voted to welcome openly gay scouts, ending a divisive ban.

But a ban on openly gay adult scout leaders will remain in place.

More than 60% of the national council, with 1,400 voting members, supported the change at a meeting in Texas.

The National Commissioner of Boy Scouts America, Tico Perez, said: "This resolution dealt with youth, we have not changed our adult membership standards."

  • 24 May 2013
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