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Democratic state Sens. Ricardo Lara (left) and Kevin de Leon converse during a Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. By a 27-9 vote the Senate approved Mr. Lara's bill that would use California's tax policy in an attempt to pressure the Boys Scouts of America into fully accepting gay members. The bill, SB323, gets rid of a tax exemption for sales and use taxes, as well as corporate taxes, for youth groups that discriminate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Photo by: Rich Pedroncelli
Democratic state Sens. Ricardo Lara (left) and Kevin de Leon converse during a Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. By a 27-9 vote the Senate approved Mr. Lara's bill that would use California's tax policy in an attempt to pressure the Boys Scouts of America into fully accepting gay members. The bill, SB323, gets rid of a tax exemption for sales and use taxes, as well as corporate taxes, for youth groups that discriminate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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