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James Oliver, left, hugs his brother and fellow Eagle Scout, Will Oliver, who is gay, as Will and other supporters carry four boxes filled with a petition to end the ban on gay scouts and leaders in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Under pressure over its long-standing ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders. The Scouts announced Friday, April 19, 2013 that the proposal would be submitted to the roughly 1,400 voting members of its National Council at a meeting in Texas the week of May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)