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President Obama To Boy Scouts: Drop The Gay Ban Already

Barack Obama

I think that my attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does in every institution and walk of life. The Scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. I think that no one should be barred from that.”

President Obama reaffirming his opposition to the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay scouts and leaders, an end to which the BSA board is currently discussing (via GLAAD).