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Zach Wahls Delivers 275,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America Seeking to End Their Anti-Gay Policies

May 30th, 2012 Joseph Pedro

Cover image from "My Two Moms" via Facebook.

Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, famous son of two lesbians and author of the appropriately titled My Two Moms, delivered more than 275,000 signatures to the National Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America from a popular petition on Change.org. The petition calls on the Boy Scouts to reinstate den leader, Jennifer Tyrrell, in Ohio who was removed from her position because of her sexual orientation, and to end their long-held policy barring openly gay scouts and scout leaders. After delivering the signatures, Wahls met briefly with Deron Smith, Public Relation Director with the Boy Scouts of America’s national office.

“While today’s meeting was productive and thoughtful, the delivery of these petitions marks the beginning of this journey, not the end,” said Wahls. “I thought our dialogue today was an honest one, and I’m looking forward to continuing the conversation in the months ahead. We leave today one step closer to religious and personal freedom than when we arrived, and it’s hard to be anything but thrilled about that.”

 

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