Montclair dads, Adam Lippin and Thad Hayes, have a son in Cub Scouts Troop 7. While they haven’t faced discrimination from their son’s Troop, they are asking that the community join with others to sign a petition started by Jennifer Tyrrel, a mom in Ohio who was recently removed from the volunteer position of Tiger Cub den leader of her son’s Boy Scout Troop. Jennifer says she “received notice that my membership had been revoked, based on my sexual orientation.” Jennifer is a lesbian.
This from Adam and Thad:
Our son Daniel is a member of our Troop. Daniel has two dads. I am sure that most of you have heard of the mom who was just kicked out of Boy Scouts because she is a lesbian.Please help us let the Boy Scouts know that Homophobia is not a Leadership trait we wish for our children. Please sign this petition and forward to all friends, relatives etc. Post to your Facebook account etc…Thanks,Adam and Thad