Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: This just in....
Re: This just in....
Wed, 4 Aug 1999 11:40:25 -0400
On Wed, 4 Aug 1999, H. Rice Brewer, Sr. wrote:
Is the US Supreme Court an option?
BTW, additional info...
The ruling by the NJ State Supreme Court was unanimous. The case was won
by BSA at the lowest court level in 1995, overturned at the appeals level
in 1998 and then lost at the State Supreme Court level today.
If there can be no appeal of if BSA loses at the US Supreme court will BSA
change its policy nationwide?
> Court Rules Boy Scouts Can't Ban Gays
> TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's highest court ruled today that the Boy
> Scouts of America's ban on homosexuals is illegal under the state's
> anti-discrimination law. The Boy Scouts fought numerous court challenges to
> its exclusion policies. The New Jersey Supreme Court decision is a victory
> for James Dale, an assistant scoutmaster who was kicked out of the Boy Scouts
> nine years ago when leaders found out he is gay.
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