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Boy Scouts delay decision on gay ban

The Boy Scouts of America's national executive board has delayed a decision on whether to lift its longstanding ban on gay scouts and leaders. BSA said Wednesday the organization will take action on the resolution at its national meeting in May.

Associated Press
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February 6, 2013
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Open Letter to Concerned Parents and Educators

There is no link between gay people and the sexual abuse of minors

Dear concerned parents and educators,

Our nation’s leaders and experts have rightly decided over the last several decades that our children are not at greater risk when openly gay people are placed in positions of authority over youth. Openly gay people are our children’s trusted teachers, coaches, nurses, caregivers, chaperones, babysitters, clergy, and counselors.

It is important that parents and educators understand that sexual abuse is about power, not attraction.

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Boy Scouts are expected to address gay ban

Boy Scouts of America officials are expected to announce Wednesday whether they will lift a national ban on gay leaders and members, instead giving local scouting groups the power to decide.

Los Angeles Times
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February 6, 2013
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Same-Sex Spousal Benefits To Be Extended In Military

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to take action this week to extend certain benefits to same-sex spouses previously being witheld from them, The Washington Post reported and BuzzFeed confirmed from a Defense Department official on Tuesday afternoon.

BuzzFeed Politics
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February 5, 2013
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