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James Turley, the Global Chairman & CEO of Ernst & Young who is also a Board member of the Boy Scouts of America, issued a statement in which he disagrees with the ban on gay scouts and scout leaders and supports a proposed resolution to end the ban.
Jennifer Tyrrell was kicked out of her son’s Boy Scout troop under the BSA's blanket ban on gay people being affiliated with the organization, either as scouts or leaders. Yesterday, the BSA announced that it would be "considering" a resolution at next year's annual business meeting that would reverse this ban.
As Mother’s Day approaches this weekend, celebrities like Julianne Moore, Fran Drescher, Jane Leeves, and Sean Maher have joined GLAAD and countless others in showing their support for ousted Boy Scout mom Jennifer Tyrrell, and asking the Boy Scouts of America to end their ban on gay scouts and scout leaders.
Jennifer Tyrrell, the Ohio mom ousted as leader of her 7-year-old son’s Boy Scouts troop because she’s gay, spoke with HLN’s Dr. Drew Pinsky last night, sharing her story and taking calls from viewers.
Board member of the Ohio River Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), David J. Sims, announced his resignation on Friday in support of Jennifer Tyrrell, the Ohio mother who ousted a scout leader of her 7-year-old son's Boy Scouts troop because she's gay.
Today, Thomas Roberts interviewed Jennifer Tyrell, the Ohio mom who was ousted as scout leader of her son’s Boy Scouts troop simply because she’s gay - and who has the support of tens of thousands of Americans on her call for the Boy Scouts to change its policy.
CNN interviewed Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, who was ousted as scout leader of her son's Boy Scouts troop simply because she's gay.
CNN’s LZ Granderson broke news today that the Boy Scouts of America will stand by its discriminatory policy that resulted in the ousting of Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell as scout leader of her son’s Boy Scouts troop because she’s gay.
As of 12:45 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 21, more than 100,000 people have signed a Change.org petition in support of Jennifer Tyrrell.
In the week and a half since Jennifer Tyrrell was ousted from her son's Boy Scouts troop, just because she's gay, more than 40,000 people have signed her Change.org petition calling on the Boy Scouts of America to end their longstanding - and well-known - policy of discrimination against gay youth and LGBT families. On Saturday, April 21, Jennifer will speak onstage at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.