FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Pascal Tessier, center, takes part in an activity with fellow scouts Matthew Huerta, left, and Michael Fine, right, after he received his Eagle Scout badge in Chevy Chase, Md. On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Boy Scouts’ New York chapter announced it hired Tessier as the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader in public contrast to the national scouting organization’s ban on openly gay adult members. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Boy Scout top leader says end gay ban

The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation b…