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  New York's attorney general's office has written to the Boy Scouts of America nationally advising that state and city laws prohibit hiring discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

4/22/14 Panel

Apr 22, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant, Libby Post and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Biden in Kiev
Sex Crimes Fight
Boy Scout Charter
Aereo
Teen Stowaway

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On January 1, openly gay youths will be allowed into the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America for the first time.

5/24/13 - Panel

May 24, 2013

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC's Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and investigative reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
President Obama's national security address
The IRS/tea party scandal
The Boy Scouts of America allow gay scouts, but not gay scout masters
Anthony Weiner comes back on the political scene

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IRVING, Texas (AP) — 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.

The organization said last week it was considering a shift of its policy, which has led officials to remove gay leaders and scouts. That announcement pushed years of debate over the policy to an even higher level.

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The Boy Scouts of America appear poised to lift a longstanding ban on gay scouts and scout leaders as soon as their national executive board meeting, scheduled for next week.

Last summer, The Boy Scouts of America officially banned the participation of homosexuals as scouts or troop leaders.

The BSA will revisit the policy in their national executive board meeting and are expected to reverse that decision.

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