The board did create a task force that would study the issue and the impact of allowing gay scouts and leaders to stay active members. The board could take up the issue again.

Earlier this week, petitions with more than a million signatures were delivered to the BSA headquarters calling on the organization to end its discriminatory policy barring gay scouts and leaders.


Top photo: Jennifer Tyrrell (left) created a petition on to call attention to her removal from the Boy Scouts over her sexual orientation (via

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