The Brief: Top Texas News for Feb. 4, 2013

The Big Conversation

The renewed debate over gay membership in the the Boy Scouts of America has pitted Gov. Rick Perry squarely against President Barack Obama.

Addressing the Texas Scouts' annual Report to State on Saturday, Perry urged the Boy Scouts of America to keep its policy refusing gay members and leaders, as The Associated Press reported. The Scouts, an Irving-based organization, announced last week that it would reconsider the ban at a meeting of its national board this week. 

"I think most people see absolutely no reason to change the position, and neither do I," Perry said ...

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