Ousted Lesbian Boy Scout Leader Reacts To News Discriminatory Policy May Change

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:

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Acclaimed LGBT ally, activist, and Eagle Scout Zach Wahls is leading the petition campaign and spoke to ThinkProgress yesterday about his efforts.

– Ben Sherman