Randall L. Stephenson, chairman, CEO, and president of AT&T and vice president of the Boy Scouts of America, supports efforts to lift the ban on LGBT scouts and scout leaders. The Dallas Voice reported last week that a Stephenson spokesman told the paper he is committed to changing the policy. Ernst & Young CEO James Turley, another member of the BSA national board, has already voiced his support for such a change. A Change.org petition launched by Jen Tyrrell, an Ohio mom removed from her position as a Cub Scout den leader purely because she is a lesbian, successfully urged both Turley and Stephenson to publicly support dropping the ban. For more context on the proposed change, check out the ThinkProgress interview with Eagle Scout Zach Wahls.
AT&T CEO Says He Will Back End To Boy Scouts’ Anti-LGBT Ban