Although gay scout leaders will be remain banned from the organization, the Boy Scouts of America voted today to allow gay youth to be scouts.

"No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone," the resolution reads.  However, the leadership of the organization denounces the expression of sexuality in youth, saying that it is "contrary to the virtues of Scouting."

The full text of the statement is below:

Boy Scouts of America Statement, 23 May 2013