Randall Stephenson (pic) has announced that he not only supports an end to the ban – but will also commit to ending it. Stephenson went on record with this commitment after Jennifer Tyrrell, a gay mom from Bridgeport, Ohio was ousted as her son’s den leader in April of this year.
She started a petition on Change.org calling for an end to the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay troops and leaders, which has attracted more than 300,000 signatures. In June 2012, Tyrrell began a second petition on Change.org calling on Stephenson to work to end it. More than 75,000 people have signed it to date.
Tyrrell’s campaign on Change.org recently inspired another Boy Scout board member, Ernst & Young Chairman and CEO James Turley, to publicly oppose the organization’s ban on gay scouts and leaders.
Article adapted from original press release