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posted Friday, May 4, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 18
Scout official resigns, supports ousted Lesbian leader
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Scout official resigns, supports ousted Lesbian leader

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A board member for an Ohio regional Boy Scouts group who resigned to protest the removal of a Lesbian den mother said he wants the national organization to review its ban on Gays, reports the Associated Press.

The Boy Scouts of America's policy of not allowing Gays within its ranks has been debated for more than a decade since being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

It is, however, facing new questioning in eastern Ohio after Jennifer Tyrrell, a Lesbian and mother of a 7-year-old cub scout, was thrown out last month.

David Sims resigned from the Ohio River Valley Council's board April 27 after learning of Tyrrell's story.

'Ms. Tyrrell's removal goes against my fundamental beliefs of how we should treat our fellow human beings and is, in my opinion, wholly discriminatory,' he said in his resignation letter, released by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

According to the AP, Sims achieved Scouting's highest honor, Eagle Scout, as did his father and grandfather. He said he understands that the ban is legal but thinks it's time to re-examine the policy.

Tyrrell called his resignation 'a huge statement.'

'I'm just wondering how many board members, how many Scouts that they have to lose before they change the policy,' she said May 1.

'Gay rights groups have taken up Tyrrell's cause, starting an online petition to get the Scouts to change their policy,' reports the AP. 'Tyrrell said that within the past week she has heard from dozens of people, including some current Scouts who are Gay.'

'It's sad,' said Tyrrell. 'These kids are fine examples of what a young man should be, and they have to hide their true selves.'

The Scouts maintain that as a private organization they have a right to exclude Gays.

'We value the freedom of everyone to express their opinion and believe to disagree does not mean to disrespect,' said Deron Smith, a spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America at its headquarters in Irving, Texas. 'We'd like to thank this Boy Scout Council board member for his service to youth and wish him well.'

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