Columbia father petitions Boy Scouts council to end ban against gays

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 9:08 p.m. CDT; updated 10:37 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2013

COLUMBIA — Howard Hutton, 48, has been fighting the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay Scouts and Scout leaders for 22 years. So when his 17-year-old daughter told him she was gay, it was an affirmation that he shouldn’t give up.