An Ohio den leader has been dismissed by her local Boy Scout troop for being a lesbian. Jennifer Tyrrell has removed her 7-year-old son, Cruz, from participating in the Scouts. Tyrell is disappointed her son will no longer be a Boy Scout, however, Tyrell will not support an organization that doesn’t support her family. Tyrrell is now engaged in a campaign with Change.org, a left-leaning political group, to raise awareness of the policy of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2000 the U.S. Supreme Court found that the organization had a First Amendment right of expressive association and that it had a constitutional right to oppose homosexuality in its ranks. The campaign Change.org has 140,000 signatures opposing the Scout’s position on homosexuality. Tyrrell is committed to the movement to reverse then national organization’s position. Full article.
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