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Obama Super Bowl Interview Addresses Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy (VIDEO)

02/03/2013 05:03 pm ET | Updated Feb 03, 2013

President Barack Obama and CBS News' Scott Pelley sat down for an interview ahead of Super Bowl XLVII.

During the live discussion, Obama addressed the Boy Scouts' policy of excluding gays. When asked if scouting should be open to gays, the president had a simple answer: "Yes."

"Gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everyone else does," Obama said.

The president has granted an interview to the network airing the Super Bowl every year, with past interviewers including Katie Couric and Bill O'Reilly.

Watch a clip of Obama's interview with Scott Pelley above.

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