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President Obama / Carolyn Kaster, AP

In his pre-Super Bowl interview Sunday, President Obama praised both the Boy Scouts of America and a proposal to end its ban on gays.

"My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life," Obama told Scott Pelley of CBS News.

Obama said, "The Scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. And I think nobody should be barred from that."

As CBS News reported, the Scouts' national leadership is debating whether to scrap the organization's national ban on gay members and instead allow religious and civic organizations that sponsor separate Scout units to decide how to address the issue.





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