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Boy Scouts to wait until May for decision on openly gay members

One Little Rock man and former Boy Scout will be closely watching the organizations decision, regarding allowing openly gay members to join. Wednesday, the group decided to wait until May to make a decision.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- One Little Rock man and former Boy Scout will be closely watching the organizations decision, regarding allowing openly gay members to join. Wednesday, the group decided to wait until May to make a decision.

At age 10, David Connelly became a Boy Scout, learning about survival and traveling to the nation's capitol.

"It was just a great experience," said Connelly.

Now at age 26, Connelly still remembers what he learned as a young scout. But once a boy and now a man, Connelly's life has changed.

He openly admitted being gay to his family in April 2012.

"I came out to my family and friends. It all happened very fast. I was married and now I'm not married, and that was why," said Connelly.
 
He still holds on to his badges, but that's as close as he can get to the 103-year-old organization.

"You can't be a scout leader and openly gay. Even though I would like to get more involved as a scout leader, I couldn't be," said Connelly.

The former scout wishes the group's leadership would make a faster decision on whether to allow gay members, but just like the rest of the country, Connelly will have to wait and see what is decided.
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