Boy Scout’s National President Suggests Revising Gay Ban

The Boy Scouts long-standing ban on openly gay adult participants could be changing.

The organization’s national president says the ban isn’t sustainable.

Robert Bates is asking for change to prevent potentially destructive legal battles.

He gave a speech Thursday in Atlanta at an annual meeting.

Gates says the membership standards can’t be sustained.

No policy change was made at the meeting.

But Gates raised the possibility of revising the policy soon, so local scout organizations could start making changes on their own.