A national outcry erupted after a well-liked Boy Scout camp counselor was fired by the Golden State Empire Council, the authority that presides over Boy Scouts in Northern California.
Tim Griffin, 22, believes he was wrongfully terminated for his sexual orientation, although the Council denies any relation to the national ban on openly gay scouts and leaders.
In protest, Griffin started an online petition with Change.org, an online social action platform, that collected nearly 80,000 signatures. On Tuesday, Griffin presented the petition to the council stating, “Regardless of what the council gives as reasoning for my removal, the overwhelming show of solidarity at today’s delivery tells quite a different story.”
The Boy Scouts of America as a national organization has been the subject of controversy for its ban on accepting gay scouts and scout leaders.
The policy has drawn condemnation from both sides of the political aisle including President Obama and Governor Romney.
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