Outrage over the Boy Scouts of America’s ousting of Ohio mom Jen Tyrrell from her position as Cub Scout Leader led to the 275,000-signature petition to get her re-instated. Last week, LGBT rights supporters were thrilled to learn that BSA will review its anti-gay policy. Yesterday, Tyrrell gave CNN’s Soledad O’Brien her reaction to the news: “Just the fact that they are publicly saying they are going to review it, whether it passes or not, is, I think, unprecedented. I think that’s a huge step.” Watch it:
Acclaimed LGBT ally, activist, and Eagle Scout Zach Wahls is leading the petition campaign and spoke to ThinkProgress yesterday about his efforts.
- Ben Sherman