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GAY RIGHTS

An Old Knot, Untied?

For more than 20 years, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has resisted pressure to rescind its 102-year-old ban on gay members. On Jan. 28, the 2.7 million-member organization said it may finally change its controversial stance.

The BSA reaffirmed its anti-gay position as recently as July, on the unanimous vote of a special committee that cited the support of Scout parents for the ban. But a large and sophisticated protest campaign has targeted the Boy Scouts ever since. More than 200 Eagle Scouts have returned their badges and posted resignation letters online. Over 3,400...

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