(MSNBC) The Boy Scouts of America in 2014 rolled out a landmark policy to allow openly gay scouts — but for gay and lesbian adults that ban was never lifted, and now one mother is taking action.
An online petition calling on BSA to revisit the policy toward gay adults is gaining traction and is getting the attention of the organization's leaders. Adella Freeman began the petition after a committee member in her son's troop told her she could no longer volunteer because she's gay.
"(A committee member) called me to the side with my application and said it had come to his attention that I might be gay and that I could either withdraw my application or pretend this conversation never happened," Freeman said.
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