Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

Bill Gates: Boy Scouts Should Stop Discriminating ‘Because It’s 2013′

By Zack Ford  

"Bill Gates: Boy Scouts Should Stop Discriminating ‘Because It’s 2013′"


google plus icon

During an interview with Mike Allen for Politico’s Playbook Cocktails, billionaire Bill Gates described some of the things he learned as a Boy Scout, then made it clear that the organization should lift the ban on gay Scouts and leaders. He didn’t feel the need to offer much explanation for his point of view:

ALLEN: Should the Boy Scouts of America rescind its ban on gay members and leaders?

GATES: Absolutely.

ALLEN: …Why?

GATES: Because it’s 2013.

Watch it:

Gates has proven himself to be a generous ally to the LGBT community, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars from his Microsoft fortune toward last year’s marriage equality fight in Washington state.

‹ The Morning Pride: March 15, 2013

NOM Doubles Down On Anti-Adoption Argument Against Marriage Equality ›

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.