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Boy Scouts Expected to Lift Ban on Gay Adult Leaders

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    The Boy Scouts of America could lift its longstanding ban on allowing gay adult leaders in the organization, NBC News reported.

    The resolution was approved earlier this month by the Boy Scouts' national executive committee after former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the organization's president, called on the Boy Scouts last month to "reflect" on the group's "adult leadership standards."

    The change comes as the Boy Scouts' membership policy has come under increasing scrutiny and after a historic ballot in 2013, when the organization's 1,400-member council voted to allow gay youth to be members, but not adults.