Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts reaffirm discriminatory policy, refuse meeting with Jennifer Tyrrell

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.
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Outpouring of Support for Gay Mom Ousted from Boy Scouts

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 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.
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UPDATE: Support Growing for Gay Mom Removed from Ohio Boy Scouts Chapter

Nearly 1,000 people have signed a petition in support of Jennifer Tyrrell, the gay mom from Ohio who was removed from her volunteer post with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) just because she's gay.
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Ohio Boy Scouts Chapter Removes Gay Mom; Protest Happening Today

Jennifer Tyrrell of Bridgeport, Ohio is a devoted partner, mother, friend and community leader. Until recently, she also volunteered her time to serve as the den leader of a local Cub Scout chapter. She was removed from her volunteer post not because of issues with performance; she was removed only because she happens to identify as a lesbian.
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