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Boy Scout Pascal Tessier receives a hug from Greg Bourke, a scout leader from Louisville, Ky, after hearing of the announcement by Boy Scouts of America passing a resolution allowing scouts that are openly gay into their ranks. Mr. Tessier was in the command post for the group, Scouts for Equality at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Tessier is a life scout who was unable to finish his eagle scout unless the resolution passed. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Brad Loper)

Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys

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By David Crary and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press

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GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far from over.

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