President Barack Obama on Sunday reiterated that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) should end their ban on gay scouts and leaders.

Appearing Sunday on the CBS Evening News, Obama was asked by Scott Pelley whether the BSA should end its ban.

“Yes,” Obama answered.

“Why so?”

“Well, because I think that … you know, 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.”

“And, you know, 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 that nobody should be barred from that.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Obama's nod comes a day before the BSA board is expected to consider lifting its national ban and allowing individual organizations to decide the issue for themselves.

GLAAD President Herndon Graddick applauded the president's remarks.

“President Obama echoes the voice of millions of Americas, who have already spoken out against the Boy Scouts' outdated and discriminatory policy,” Graddick said in a blog post. “What's clear is that anti-gay discrimination is no longer an American value, and until everyone is welcome, the Boy Scouts will only fall further out of touch with the growing majority of people who support equality for all.”