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Boy Scouts face 14 weeks of heavy pressure before planned vote on whether to ease ban on gay scouts

“Keep the pressure on,” was the message Thursday from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to its supporters. GLAAD, which has been active in several recent campaigns opposing the ban, provided information on how to telephone or email BSA headquarters and offered suggestions for how to advocate using Twitter and Facebook.

Associated Press
February 8, 2013

Vatican backtracks on support for gay couples

A top Vatican official blamed the media for “derailing” his recent remarks on possible legal protections for unmarried couples, while reaffirming his support for British and French bishops who have been vocal opponents of same-sex marriage.

Religion News Service
February 8, 2013


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