David J. Sims, a board member of the Ohio River Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America , on Friday resigned in support of ousted scouts leader Jennifer Tyrrell.

The 32-year-old Ohio mother has launched a Change.org campaign to bring awareness to the Boy Scouts' policy banning openly gay scouts and leaders after she was removed from her volunteer position because she failed to meet the group's “high standards of conduct” in relation to her being in a 5 year relationship with another woman.

“Yesterday, after receiving the email from Paul Tucker, I first learned the story of Jennifer Tyrrell, the den leader for Pack 109's Tiger Scouts in Bridgeport, Ohio, who was removed as leader solely due to her sexual orientation. I understand that this action was taken as a result of a standing policy of the Boy Scouts of America and that said action is legal. However, Ms. Tyrrell's removal goes against my fundamental beliefs of how we should treat our fellow human beings and is, in my opinion, wholly discriminatory. I understand that the Boys Scouts of America is free to run its organization as it sees fit, however, I can not formally be a part of it based upon this policy,” Sims wrote in his resignation letter.

He continued: “My grandfather was an Eagle scout, my father was an Eagle scout and I am an Eagle Scout. Other than his family and his Christian faith, the most important thing in my father's life was the Boy Scouts. The lived and breathed scouting. That is what makes this decision so exceedingly difficult and emotional. However, I know that my father would support my decision.”

(Related: Mitt Romney once agreed with ousted scouts leader Jennifer Tyrrell.)