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Only two months ago Jennifer contacted GLAAD to help share her story and work to end the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay scouts and gay scout leaders. She also started a Change.org petition to rally support and today the petition has reached over 300,000 signatures.
Yesterday Chuck Norris, the 72-year-old former star of "Walker, Texas Ranger," wrote an anti-gay post criticizing James Turley, a member of the Boy Scouts of America's governing board and CEO of Ernst & Young, who has vowed to "work from within" to change the organization's policy of excluding gay scouts and scout leaders.
TV icon and former Boy Scout George Takei joined Jennifer Tyrrell -- the Ohio mom ousted as leader of her son's Boy Scouts troop because she's gay -- as well as GLAAD and local scouts at the 43rd Annual NYC Pride March earlier today in Manhattan.
CNBC has a great story on how the CEOS of AT&T and the accounting firm Ernst & Young have taken public stances in support equality for people in the LGBT community in recent months. James S. Turley, CEO and Chairman of the latter business, has promised to work with the Boy Scouts of America, as a current board member, to repeal their anti-inclusive policies against LGBT participants.
MSBNC’s Thomas Roberts today featured former Eagle Scout Naka Nathaniel, who recently renounced his rank until the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) ends its ban on gay scouts and LGBT leaders.
TV icon George Takei will join Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell and GLAAD at the NYC Pride Pride march this Sunday in a stand against the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policies, NY Daily News' Carson Griffith exclusively reported today.
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.
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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.
Outspoken advocate, author and Eagle Scout, Zach Wahls, today delivered more than 275,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America, calling on the group to end its long history of anti-gay discrimination and reinstate Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell.