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ORLANDO, Florida (AP) - Supporters of a lesbian den mother will present a petition at the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Orlando to protest her removal from a troop in Ohio.

Jennifer Tyrrell's supporters will present the petition with more than 275,000 names when the Boy Scouts' meeting begins in Florida on Wednesday.

Tyrrell was removed last April as a leader of the troop near Bridgeport, Ohio. Boy Scouts' policy prohibits gays and lesbians from being adult leaders.

Among those who will present the petition is Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, an Iowa college student who was raised by lesbian mothers. A video of Wahls urging Iowa legislators not to end civil unions went viral last year.

Scouts spokesman Deron Smith didn't immediately respond to an email.

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