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Celebs celebrate #BoyScouts victory on Twitter, continue to call for full inclusion of gay parents and leaders

The Boy Scouts of America made history today by approving a resolution that will allow gay youth to participate. The Boy Scouts' ban on gay adults will remain intact. Many celebrities have taken to Twitter to share their excitement over this victory and continue to call for full inclusion of gay parents and leaders.

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Boy Scouts permitirán el ingreso de niños gay a sus filas

Después de años de controversia y negativas, los Boy Scouts de America, la organización juvenil más grande del país con 2.7 millones de niños y jóvenes afiliados en más de 100,000 centros en todo el país, decidió permitir la participación de niños gay en sus filas. Al mismo tiempo, seguirá la prohibición para la participación de adultos, sean líderes juveniles o padres de los niños, en las actividades de la organización, si son gays o lesbianas.

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May 23, 2013

La organización Boy Scouts of America Vota a favor de permitir Scouts gays

DALLAS, TX, 23 de mayo 2013 - A raíz de una campaña de más de un año por GLAAD, organización que aboga por la comunidad lésbica, gay, bisexual y transgénero (LGBT) en los medios de comunicación, los Boy Scouts of America (BSA) aprobó hoy una resolución que permitirá a los jóvenes gays a participar en el Movimiento Scout. Desafortunadamente, los Boy Scouts mantendrán vigente su prohibición de padres y líderes gays y lesbianas.

GUEST POST: A gay Mormon pleads for inclusive Scouting

Some of us don’t have to imagine how painful it is to be a gay Scout. We were one. Growing up as a Mormon boy in Idaho, scouting was pretty much built into my pathway to becoming an adult. It was as much a part of the plan for my youth as many Mormon rights of passage: baptism, being ordained to the priesthood, and passing the sacrament on Sundays.

George Takei voices support for equality in #BoyScouts: It's okay to be Takei in scouting

This morning TV icon and former Boy Scout, George Takei, changed his Facebook profile picture to include the Equality in Scouting badge and say "It's okay to be Takei in scouting." He also posted a longer message to his Facebook page calling on the BSA to "do the right thing." Today in Dallas, Texas, 1400 members of the Boy Scouts of America will vote on a resolution to end the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay teenagers.

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