'When there is equality, there is progress' – Fmr. den mother Jennifer Tyrrell emotional, nervous for Boy Scouts gay vote
Note from GLAADBrendan Davis, Digital Content Manager at GLAAD
The Boy Scouts of America was expected to consider a very major change in their policy towards gays. After "Starting Point" went off the air, the Scouts announced they would put off the decision to lift their national ban on gay scouts and gay leaders until May. If it does happen, local troops would then be able to decide on their own whether or not they'd accept gays. Jennifer Tyrrell, former Cub Scout den leader in Ohio, says the organization dismissed her for being a lesbian. On Monday she led a group to the Boy Scout's headquarters near Dallas. They dropped off a petition to end the ban on gays which they say had 1.4 million signatures on it. This morning, Tyrrell talks with Soledad on "Starting Point" about the fight for equality in the Boy Scouts. Tyrrell explains how it was her 7-year-old son who got her involved with the organization.