After a contentious debate, the Boy Scouts of America has finally put an end to the policy that banned gay kids from participating. More than sixty percent of the volunteers who voted approved a measure that prevents any youth from being denied membership “on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.” The organization’s chief executive called the step “compassionate, caring and kind.” (And late). Though the vote is over, the debate will continue. And as of now, openly gay adults and leaders are still not welcome.
A State of Hunger
During difficult economic times, researchers expect to uncover significant numbers of people who find it difficult to afford the food that their families need. In developing countries, nearly half of those surveyed by Pew fell into this category. In emerging nations, the number drops to about 25%. In wealthier countries, the number (as you’d expect) drops dramatically. The…
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