Joshua Kusterer, 12, Nach Mitschke, 6, and Wyatt Mitschke, 4, salute as they recite the pledge of allegiance
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Boy Scouts of America votes to ease ban on gay members

24 May 2013 Last updated at 03:03 BST

The Boy Scouts of America organisation has voted to end a ban on allowing openly gay youth scouts into its ranks.

The group, which has 2.5 million members across the United States, had been facing mounting pressure over its exclusion policy.

Rajini Vaidyanathan reports.