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04/26/2012

GLAAD notes Romney's support for inclusive scouting (fittingly tying social conservatives' tummies in knots)

by Jeremy Hooper

GLAAD makes a smart connection:

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney: Gay people should be able to serve in Boy Scouts

In 1994 video, former Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board member Romney says 'all people should be able to participate
Screen Shot 2012-04-26 At 10.40.45 Am in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation'

Over 146,000 Americans sign Change.org action in support of Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell, ousted from the scouts because she's gay
New York, NY, April 26, 2012 - GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, today drew attention to a 1994 video, in which Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said:

"I believe that the Boy Scouts of America does a wonderful service for this country. I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation."

Video of Romney's remarks is available is available at...
KEEP READING: http://www.glaad.org/equalityscouts

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