By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter–
Despite a push for change, including by at least two of its board members, the Boy Scouts of America has reaffirmed its longstanding exclusion of openly gay boys as members and gay parents as Scout leaders.
But news of the decision, which broke on Tuesday, July 17, has not deterred Jennifer Tyrrell, a lesbian mother from Bridgeport, Ohio, who was ousted as her son’s den leader in April, from pressing her case.
On Wednesday, July 18, arriving in at Scout headquarters in Irving, Texas, Tyrrell, who has made national headlines this spring, delivered to BSA leadership an online petition with more than 300,0000 signatures.
Change.org wants policy to change
The Change.org petition calls for a reconsideration of “exclusivity against gay youth and leaders” and “an end of discrimination in an organization that is shaping the future.”
And yet the Scout leadership had already made up its mind – even before Tyrrell arrived. … (Read the rest of this story)