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February 6, 2013

Religion News Summary: More Boy Scouts, A Gay, Jewish Kids' Book, and the National Prayer Breakfast

This week's Religion News Summary showcases the Boy Scouts again, and the amazing religious support LGBTQ scouts, leaders and families have received.

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Today Is National Gay-Straight Alliance Day

Today is National Gay-Straight Alliance Day, an opportunity to celebrate the work that GSAs are doing in middle schools, high schools, and on university campuses across the country to create safe learning environments for LGBT students.

Think Progress LGBT
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February 6, 2013
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Majority of Americans support ending the ban on openly gay BSA members

Quinnipiac University released a poll indicating that a majority of Americans believe that the Boy Scouts of America should drop their ban on openly gay members.

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Poll: Majority of voters back gay Boy Scouts

A majority of American voters want the Boy Scouts to lift its ban against gay members and leaders, a new Quinnipiac poll finds. The Boy Scouts of America announced last week that it was considering changing its policy of banning gay scouts and troop leaders.

The Washington Post
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February 6, 2013
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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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February 6, 2013

Marriage equality one step closer in the United Kingdom

Despite objections by the newly-installed Archbishop of Canterbury, the United Kingdom's House of Commons has voted to approve marriage equality.

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