scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: SE Column on Policy
Sat Jul 08 2000 - 13:07:42 CDT
> 2. The decision affirmed the right of the chartering organization (the
> owners)to approve those chosen for leadership in organizations associated
> with the chartering organization.
Steve, I'm not a lawyer, so may have misinterpreted the decision. However,
it didn't seem to involve chartering organizations at all.
Chartering organizations have the right to choose their own leaders - but
the leaders are subject to the approval of B.S.A. B.S.A., not the
chartering organization, withdrew the approval of Dale, thus the suit was
against B.S.A. The court decided whether B.S.A. has the right to discharge
homosexual leaders, not whether chartering organizations do.
Of course, I may have the decision all wrong. We have some very able
lawyers here who can probably clarify the decision.