Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gay members and leaders

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The Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed its ban on gay members Tuesday after a secret, two-year-long review on the policy, said the The Associated Press.

In a statement released by the organization, the 11-member committee determined that maintaining exclusion is "absolutely the best decision for the Boy Scouts."

The decision to uphold the policy was unanimous and the group will take no further action on the issue, said the Los Angeles Times.

According to Bob Mazzuca, chief executive of the Boy Scouts, most Scout families are in support of the policy, said the AP. "No single policy will accommodate the many diverse views among our membership or society," said Mazzuca.

Despite recent protest to the policy from several executive board members, the committee's statement did not address the internal conflict, said the Los Angeles Times.

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