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Live And Local With Kevin Wall 05/24/13: Boy Scouts Of America, Jodi Arias, And The Wall-To-Wall Free For All

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PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES

PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES

CBS LAS VEGAS- The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders — a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors. Of the roughly 1,400 voting members of the BSA’s National Council who cast ballots, 61 percent supported the proposal drafted by the governing Executive Committee. The policy change takes effect Jan. 1. Rich Ferraro, Vice-President of Communications for GLAAD (Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), talks about the Boy Scouts of American lifting the ban on gay Boy Scouts and what will the impact be on the organization. Do you support the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to allow gays to become Boy Scouts? Callers explain if they support the Boy Scout’s decision to allow gays to become Boy Scouts.

The judge in the Jodi Arias murder trial declared a mistrial in the penalty phase late Thursday afternoon after the jury reported it was deadlocked on whether to sentence her to life in prison or death for killing her lover Travis Alexander in 2008. Bob Massi, Attorney with Robert A. Massi and Associates, talks about the process of picking a new jury to decide if she gets life or death. On Thursday, President Obama was interrupted three times by Code Pink Co-founder Medea Benhamin shouting about the drone war and detainees in Cuba as the President delivered a speech on national security. Medea Benjamin, Co-founder of Code Pink, talks about why she interrupted the President during his speech.

The Wall-To-Wall Free For All

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