Boy Scouts President Urges End to Discriminating Leadership Policy

Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said the group's ban on adult gay leaders needs to end, taking a steps to change a policy causing deep rifts in the 105-year-old organization.
According to a text of the speech, Gates said at the group's national meeting in Atlanta he does not plan to revoke the charters of Boy Scout councils that allow gay leaders.
The policy received its first major challenge in April when the first openly gay adult was hired as a summer camp leader by the Greater New York Council of Boy Scouts.