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

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 organizationĀ 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.

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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 inĀ Washington state.