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Jennifer Tyrrell and her son Cruz Burns, 7, during a visit to New York. Tyrrell Tyrell wants to build momentum for a petition to overturn what she says are Ohio Boy Scout's anti-gay policies.
Scout Official Resigns, Supports Ousted Gay Leader

in UNITED STATES, 01/05/2012

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.

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 facing renewed questioning in eastern Ohio after Jennifer Tyrrell, the mother of a 7-year-old scout, was thrown out in April.

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

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