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UPDATE 4-Boy Scouts of America delay vote on ending ban on gays

* Boy Scouts board says complex issue needs more review * National Council to take action in May * Boy Scouts upheld ban on gays in July 2012 * Boy Scouts youth membership down 21 percent since 2000 By Marice Richter IRVING, Texas, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday delayed to May a vote on whether to end a longstanding controversial ban on gay participants, giving a membership deeply divided by the possible change more time to air their concerns.

Boy Scouts of America expected to vote on ending on gay membership ban

By Marice Richter DALLAS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Boy Scouts of America board members are expected to vote on Wednesday on whether to end a longstanding and controversial ban on gay membership. The century-old youth organization upheld the ban just last year but faced sharp criticism from gay rights groups.
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