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The Boy Scouts of America voted yesterday to end their policy banning gay youths from joining the organization.

But a ban of gay scout leaders and anyone over the age of 18 remains in place. According to Boy Scouts of America national commissioner Tico Perez, that's not going to change.

"This resolution today dealt with youth. We have not changed our adult membership standards," Tico said. "They have served us well for the last 100 years. Those were not on the table."

Celebrities took to Twitter to express their feelings about this partial step towards equality.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson "'TieTheKnotOrg: BREAKING: Boy Scouts approve proposal to allow gay youth. Ban on leaders still remains.' Good step forward #BoyScouts"

Marlee Matlin: "RT @jessetyler Boy Scouts approve proposal to allow gay youth. Ban on leaders still remains. Good step forward #BoyScouts > I agree! xx"

Busy Philipps "I need a REALLY?! With Seth and Amy about the Boy Scouts decision today.

Evan Rachel Wood "yea, going halfsys on discrimination, is still discrimination. @busyphillips"

Joshua Malina: "'You're ok, gays. Just don't grow up.' RT @ABC #Breaking:Boy Scouts Vote to End Ban on Gay Scouts; Gay Adults Still Barred From Leadership."

Jenna Dewan " almost did something great Boy Scouts...#equality4all #getwiththetimes"

Eliza Dushku:  "@BostonGlobe: BREAKING: Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys as Scouts; ban on gay adult leaders remains - @AP ' 1/2 way there!"

George Takei: "The Nat'l Council of Boy Scouts just voted to lift the ban on gay scouts. A great step forward. #BoyScouts"

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