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February 22, 2013

Eddie Kurtz calls organization's 'personal bigotry' a 'disgrace'

As the Boy Scouts of America continues to mull over whether to drop its ban on gays, one of its former members has decided to try and put a financial squeeze on the group.

Former scout Eddie Kurtz launched a petition drive this week urging the California legislature to pass a bill that would strip the BSA of its tax breaks because of its discriminatory policy.

April 24, 2012

'Our mission does not include teaching young people about sex or sexual orientation'

The Boys Scouts of America on Tuesday (24 April) reaffirmed its ban on gay and lesbian leaders by refusing to meet with Jennifer Tyrrell, the Ohio mom removed as den leader of her son's scout troop because she is a lesbian.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation reached out to the Boy Scouts this week with an offer to facilitate meeting between BSA and Tyrrell but the organization refused.

April 17, 2012

Protest planned in Ohio tonight in support of Jennifer Tyrrell

Jennifer Tyrrell found out last week that she would no longer be allowed to serve as a den mother for her son's Cup Scout troop in Bridgeport, Ohio.

It's not because she's not a good mom or a good den leader. It's because she is a lesbian.

Tonight (17 April), a peaceful protest by parents and scouts from the troop will be held outside of the local Boy Scouts of America. Tyrrell has served as a den leader for nearly a year.