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Group rallies in opposition to allowing gay Scouts

3 years 4 months 1 week ago May 17, 2013 May 17, 2013 Friday, May 17 2013 May 17, 2013 1:53 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Opponents of allowing openly-gay members of the Boy Scouts gathered today in Baton Rouge to voice their concerns.

About 15 members of the group "On My Honor" held signs and Scouting uniforms at the Pennington Boy Scouts building on Brookline Drive. It was one of 40 events the group scheduled across the nation for this afternoon.

The national Boy Scouts of America office is considering changing their policy banning openly-gay members after increasing public criticism, including the loss of major corporate support from Intel, UPS, and Merck.

A vote is scheduled for May 23 on a resolution which would allow openly-gay youth Scouts, but not adults. The move is supported by the Mormon Church, the largest sponsor of BSA troops nationwide.

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