Re: SUPREME COURT RULING
Rick Busdiecker (rfb@CMU.EDU)
Thu, 9 Dec 1993 11:10:44 EST
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 93 00:16:52 -0500 (EST)
R> I note in reading the material relating to this decision that
R> the ruling includes racial discrimination in the same category
R> with the other forms of discrimination that BSA could practice
R> if it chose to do so, even though they are illegal other
Where did you read anything about racial discrimination in relation to the
Elliot Welsh case?
What I saw was that the law on which the case was based, which the
courts have said does not apply to BSA, covers a variety of kinds of
discrimination which are illegal in other situations, including racial
and religious discrimination.
If enough people agree with your point of view, the BSA might
revise its policies in the future. As a private organization that
too is its right. I think it is wrong to attempt to force private
organizations to admit anyone who wishes to join.
I agree with you on this. If someone wants to form Left-handed
Hispanic Women Named Mary, they're free to do so and to limit the
membership accordingly. I think that most people see BSA as being
somewhat more inclusive than that.
Rather than having the courts force BSA to revise it's policies, I
would much rather see the change come from people who are more
directly concerned with BSA.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City