Donors Await Boy Scouts Decision on Gay Ban

Scouting officials and others say gifts totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake

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Donors across the country have suspended giving to the Boy Scouts of America in anticipation of a national vote this month on a controversial proposal to ease the organization’s anti-gay membership policies.

The proposal, which would lift the ban on gay scouts but leave intact the exclusion of gay leaders, comes after years of protests and recent surveys that found a majority of corporate sponsors are against the organization’s current membership policies, while