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Scout Official Resigns, Supports Ousted Gay Leader

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.\n

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2nd May 2012 00:09

Alessia Valenza | ILGA North America

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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