Scout's Honor

WATCH: Ousted Lesbian Mom Discusses Boy Scouts Review Of Anti-Gay Policy

CNN interviewed Jen Tyrrell, the lesbian mom and den leader who was booted from the Boy Scouts only because she is gay. In an interview with Soledad O’Brien, Tyrrell reacts to the news that the Boy Scouts will review its ban on gay leaders and scouts. When asked if the policy will be reversed in a year from now, when the Scouts said they’d discuss it, Tyrrell is hesitant and dubious.

“I’m unsure,” Tyrrell says, “They continue to say that they’re not going to make any changes, but I do feel that they’ll probably continue to say that until the day they do actually make the change.”

Tyrell remains very optimistic, “Just the fact that they are publicly saying that they are going to review it, whether it or not it passes or not, is, I think, unprecedented. I think that’s a huge step,” she said. “They’re taking a huge stride. Let’s not take that away from them. Along with President Obama, they’re evolving and hopefully eventually they’ll get there.”

Now that’s looking at the glass half full!

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  • Ruhlmann

    Bloody hell stuff like this pisses me off. Don’t give up Jen.

  • JayUVA

    As with any organization faced with this scenario, it would be best if BSA made the policy cchange on their own rather than imposed upon them by the courts. Sometimes we have to resort to the courts to compel a change. Always better for a group to evolve on its own because the change will be seen as legitimate policy rather than something forced upon them.

  • jason

    Keep fighting the good fight, Jen.

  • tom

    sooooooo glad i live in canada

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