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WASHINGTON—The Boy Scouts of America is considering lifting its decades-long ban on homosexual leaders and members.

For years, the organization has banned openly gay scouts and scout leaders.

Now, the Boy Scouts’ Board of Directors is considering removing the ban from the national rules, which would allow local troops to decide who to admit as members.

If the national policy change is approved, it could be announced as early as next week.