Boy Scouts President Robert Gates Calls for End of Ban on Gay Scout Leaders

Robert Gates, the former defense secretary and current president of Boy Scouts of America, on Thursday publicly called for an end to the group’s ban on gay scout leaders.
The group can’t continue to “ignore growing internal challenges to our current membership policy,” Gates told the group’s leadership at a national meeting in Atlanta.
He previously served as secretary of defense for both President George W. Bush and Barack Obama, overseeing the military’s transition after “don’t ask, don’t tell” was repealed in 2010.