WOODBURY - A major and controversial decision on allowing gays in Boy Scouts has been delayed.
The Scouts' executive board has been meeting this week at its Texas headquarters, but says the question will be taken up at the organization's national meeting in May.

Last week the group said it was considering allowing individual troops to decide whether to allow gays membership.

Gay advocacy groups are thrilled, but many religious groups are furious.

Less than one year ago, the organization reaffirmed its stance on keeping the ban.