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Scout families Deliver Petition on No-gay Policy

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Scouts and their families have delivered a petition to the Boy Scouts of America headquarters urging an end to a policy banning gay scouts and leaders from the organization.

They say the petition delivered Monday in Irving, Texas, includes 1.4 million signatures. Scouting leaders are expected to consider ending the ban during a three-day meeting this week.

Jennifer Tyrrell was among the dozen people who delivered the petition. Tyrrell says she was forced out as leader of her son's Cub Scout pack because she's gay, and she doesn't want to see any other parents treated in the same way.

She says the policy is "archaic" and needs to change.
The families were waiting for a representative of Boy Scouts of America to come and accept their petition.


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