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    1. Growing up as a young gay man in South Korea in the 1970s and 80s, film director Kim Jho Gwang-Soo was warned that his homosexual "disease" would condemn him to a life of loveless, insatiable promiscuity. Now 50, Kim looks back on such absurdities with a degree of wry, detached humour, but for a 15-year-old realising his true sexuality in the late '70s, South Korea could be a grim place. "The ...

    2. A decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay leaders was met with indignation by the largest U.S. Protestant group on Tuesday along with criticism from a leading gay rights group that the move did not go far enough. About 70 percent of the roughly 100,000 U.S. Boy Scout units are sponsored by religious institutions, and many said the Monday decision runs counter to the moral standards ...

    3. Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on gay troop leaders

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 27 11:24 PM

      The Boy Scouts of America officially ended its decades-old ban on gay troop leaders Monday, a historic but controversial shift after years of legal wrangling and internal strife. Despite removing the national ban on gay adults in scouting, the BSA will still allow individual chapters to continue to bar gay adults from being Scout leaders or employees if hiring them would violate the unit's ...

    4. Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 27 10:44 PM

      NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

    5. Boy Scouts to end ban on gay adult leaders: a step toward inclusion

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsJul 27 04:14 PM

      The Boy Scouts of America were expected Monday to lift the group’s controversial ban on gay adult leaders, citing a changed legal landscape that no longer allows for such a ban. At the same time, the group reaffirmed the right of local faith-based groups, many of which sponsor Boy Scout troops, to continue to set their own hiring policies. It’s a compromise that, in the end, is likely to anger ...

    6. After historic vote lifting ban, idea of gay Boy Scout leaders still divides

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsJul 28 06:11 AM

      The Boy Scout of America on Monday voted to lift the longtime ban on gay troop leaders after years of fraught debate that has divided the 105-year-old organization. "For far too long this issue has divided and distracted us," the BSA's president, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, told the Associated Press. In recognition of the large number of Scout troops sponsored by religious ...

    7. Anticipation mounts as Boy Scouts executives weigh in on gay leader ban

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsJul 27 07:03 AM

      The ban on gay adults in the Boy Scouts is ending much earlier than anyone expected. The Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board is expected to approve a resolution Monday ending the group’s ban on gay adult leaders, citing a “sea change in the law with respect to gay rights,” Reuters reported. The change in membership policy would no longer prohibit participation by gay adults, but it ...

    8. By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization. The new policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout ...

    9. Why Boy Scouts stance on gay leaders leaves it in limbo

      The Christian Science MonitorJul 27 04:42 PM

      The Boy Scouts have tried to strike a compromise on gay rights, but the continuing uproar from both sides shows how difficult that is.

    10. Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 27 08:21 PM

      NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

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