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US Boy Scouts President: Gay Leaders Policy Must Change

The president of the Boy Scouts of America said Thursday the youth organization must end its ban on gay adult leaders to reflect “social, political and juridical changes” in the United States. Robert Gates, who served as secretary of defense in the Bush and Obama administrations, said “We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be,” while speaking at the organization’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. He said dozens of states are passing laws that protect...

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