Gay scout honored by CA state assembly

December 3, 2012 12:28:59 PM PST
The Moraga teen denied an Eagle Scout award because he's gay was honored by the California State Assembly.

Ryan Andersen was honored at the lawmakers' opening session by openly gay Assembly Speaker John Perez. Ryan spent ten years working to earn his Eagle Scout award, but was denied when officials said he violated the scouts' anti-gay policy. His mom started an online petition drive to try to convince the organization to reverse their decision. So far, it's drawn more than 425,000 signatures.