Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday called the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) policy banning gay scouts and leaders “heartbreaking.”

On Wednesday, the BSA decided to delay until May a decision on whether to end its national policy and allow local chapters to decide the issue.

(Related: Boy Scouts delay decision on lifting gay ban.)

“Now I realize that this is a big decision for the Boy Scouts, because if the Boy Scouts start treating gays equally they're going to become the first group to do it – after the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, the Coast Guard, all of the United Kingdom and Cher,” DeGeneres said during her monologue on her nationally syndicated talk show.

“Obviously, I think that the Boy Scouts should allow gay members,” she added. “The fact that they don't is insane. … I hope when [they] finally decide to take action, they make the right decision.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)