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President Obama: Boy Scouts should let in gay members

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President Obama on Sunday said the Boy Scouts of America should end its ban on gay members and scout leaders.

With the venerable national organization weighing whether to lift its prohibition of gays, Obama was asked in a “Super Bowl” pre-game interview with CBS's Scott Pelley whether the Boy Scouts should be open to gays.

Obama gave a one-word answer: “Yes.”