Carly Ray Jespen nixes Boy Scouts Jamboree appearance

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Carly Rae Jepsen is hanging up on the Boy Scouts.

The singer says on Twitter that she has canceled plans to perform at the national Boy Scouts of America Jamboree because the organization doesn't allow gays. The Canadian-born singer says she has always supported the gay community - and is locked in on the battle for gay rights around the world.

Train is also to perform at the Jamboree - but is taking a different approach. They said last week their performance is still on, but that they are asking the Boy Scouts of America to change the policy.

The Jamboree is set for July in West Virginia - and is expected to draw more than 45,000 scouts and adults.

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