In less than two weeks, an important vote on the Boy Scouts of America's membership policy will take place.
If the vote passes it will allow openly gay youth to be admitted as scouts.
One father and son duo is riding halfway across the country to show their support for passing of the new policy.
It's been nearly a decade and a half since the death of Matthew Shepard. Friday, Dave McGrath and his son Joe, stopped at his memorial in Laramie as part of an 1800 mile bike ride from their home in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Irving, Texas.
"We've come a long way since 1998 and yet the work's not done yet. We're going to Boy Scout Headquarters because some of our institutions still discriminate against gay people," Dave McGrath said.
Dave was an eagle scout and spent 20 years as a scout master on three continents. It's his family life that has given him a unique perspective on this issue.
"All six of my sons were scouts and yet two of my sons are gay," McGrath said.
But it was Dave's twin brother that totally changed his views.
"For him to tell me that he was gay, immediately in that instant, completely changed my world view," McGrath said.
The McGrath's ultimately want to see full inclusion of not just scouts, but scout leaders and parents as well and this is an important first step.
"Ultimately this is a step that needs to be taken. It might just start out with the Boy Scouts and them being more inclusive and hopefully it will spread," said Joe McGrath.
Joe has seen the discrimination of his brothers because of who they are. He just hopes one day they won't be defined by their sexuality.
"People are people. Treat them with respect if they deserve it and sexual orientation shouldn't factor into it at all," McGrath said.
No matter the results of the vote in Texas, Dave McGrath says he's just beginning his fight.
"Our country embraces diversity and this battle is the next fight and we will win this battle. We're already winning it," McGrath said.