Best and Worst Parents of 2012
From Tanning Mom to Pink to Jennifer Livingston: the moms and dads that made us cheer and jeer this year
Best: Lesbian Mom Barred from Boy Scouts
Jennifer Tyrrell of Ohio didn’t even really want to be den mother to her 7-year-old son’s Boy Scout troop, but no one else stepped up. She was open with local Scout leaders about the fact that she was gay, but no one cared…until a year in, she was ousted by the national organization, which bans openly gay parents (and troops). And in a true show of character--the central quality the Boy Scouts espouse--she hand-delivered a petition with more than 300,000 signatures and had a “respectful” meeting with national headquarters. She’s vowed to keep fighting.