The Boy Scouts of America's national executive board has delayed a decision on whether to lift its longstanding ban on gay scouts and leaders.
BSA says the organization will take action on the resolution at its national meeting in May. The organization is considering a shift of its policy, which has led officials to remove gay leaders and scouts. That consideration has pushed years of debate over the policy to an even higher level.
Early reaction to the delay from gay-rights supporters was harshly critical of the BSA.