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New York's new Child Victims Act has not only opened a one-year window for new litigation against abusers in the church, but other organizations that work with youth. Tuesday afternoon, the New York City-based law firm that has taken on the Catholic Church announced new lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America.

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The Boy Scouts of America are hitting back at lawyers who say the BSA will be sued in New York State late this summer over sexual abuse by scouting leaders. National scout leaders say they have actively barred possible abusers from the organization's activities.

Boy Scouts Will Admit Transgender Boys

Jan 31, 2017

In a surprise announcement, the Boy Scouts of America said that it will begin accepting transgender boys who want to join its scouting programs.

The Scouts' policy change came in a written and video statement released by Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh. He said that for more than a hundred years the Scouts used the information on an individual's birth certificate to determine a boy's eligibility to join its single gender programs.

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Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates says the organization’s policy banning gay adults in leadership will see a change by October. That decision will be made with the input of supporters, the majority of which includes churches. Some of Western New York’s faith leaders say the outlook for church approval is uncertain.

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Confidential files held by the Boy Scouts of America show that information was being compiled regarding 13 area men who were ultimately banned from the Scouting organization.