Bill Gates weighed in on the gay ban that the Boy Scouts have in place. A former Boy Scout himself, Gates shared his feelings about the gay ban -- and he thinks it should be lifted. On March 14, ABC News reported that the billionaire was asked about the Boy Scouts Organization and if he believed that the ban should be lifted, he said "absolutely."
Gates was being interviewed as part of Politico’s new interview series, "Playbook Cocktails," at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Boy Scouts gay ban did come up and Gates' response is getting a lot of attention today.
Bill Gates on the gay ban was very straight forward. When asked why he felt that the ban should be lifted, Bill responded simply, "because it's 2013." According to ABC News, his response was met by applause from the audience, many who obviously agree with him and feel as though gay boys and men should be allowed to join the organization (either as members or leaders).
There has been a lot of discussion surrounding the Boy Scouts Organization over their gay ban. Most recently, Carly Rae Jepsen backed out of a performance she was scheduled to do at a Boy Scouts event because of their policy on gay members. This obviously sparked debate, but many people -- including Bill Gates -- think it's high time that things changed.
Do you agree with Bill Gates' stance on the gay ban?
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