Jennifer Tyrrell

August 4, 2012

Mitt Romney Stands by 1994 Statement Supporting the End to the Boy Scouts' Ban on Gay Americans

GLAAD was first to release video footage from 1994 of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation." According to an Associated Press article that ran today, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul confirmed that “this remains Romney’s position today.”
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GLAAD and HRC Presidents: Boy Scouts on wrong side of history

GLAAD President Herndon Graddick joined Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin last week and wrote an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News criticizing the Boy Scouts of America for maintaining its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.

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While Boy Scouts maintain ban, other organizations embrace diversity

The Boy Scouts of America last week announced its decision to maintain a ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders, thus putting itself at odds with other scouting organizations that embrace LGBT people.

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Washington Republican gubernatorial candidate speaks out against Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies

A spokesperson for Washington Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna said this week that the candidate, who is the state attorney general and an Eagle Scout, disagrees with the Boy Scouts' recent decision to maintan its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.

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After Boy Scouts maintain ban, Zach Wahls and other Eagle Scouts keep the pressure on

Following a secret committee's vote to keep the Boy Scouts' anti-gay ban, Eagle Scout Zach Wahls has launched a petition urging the Boy Scouts to allow its board members to vote to end the ban.

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Photos: Jennifer Tyrrell delivers 300k signatures to Boy Scouts calling for end to anti-gay ban

Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell delivered more than 300,000 petition signatures to the Boy Scouts’ headquarters on Wednesday, calling for the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.

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Timeline: The Boy Scouts' long history of discrimination

As Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell prepares to deliver more than 300,000 signatures calling for change from the Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, let's take a look back at the Scouts' long history of discrimination.

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Jennifer Tyrrell, Zach Wahls keep pressure high on Boy Scouts after group maintains ban

Eagle Scout Zach Wahls and Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell responded today after Boy Scouts of America officials told the Associated Press that a secret committee had decided it will continue to maintain the ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders.
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