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Boy Scout Homosexual Discrimination Suit

By Katrina Robinson

On Tuesday, June 15th, opening arguments were delivered in a case involving the Cradle of Liberty Scout Council. The Council is objected to Philadelphia’s decision to evict the organization from the group’s own building, built in 1929 and maintained by the Council since then. However, the city replied to the objection with the news that unless the Council turned away from the Boy Scouts of America’s policy against allowing homosexuals to become members, the eviction will take place.

A similar case was brought to court in 2000. In the Boy Scouts of America v. Dale case, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the organization was constitutionally allowed to ban homosexuals from becoming members or troop leaders of the group.

According to Life Site News, “The city argues…that while the Council is free to exercise its First Amendment right to create its own policies, it is not free to benefit form the city while violating city anti-discrimination policy.”

Personally, I’m surprised that it has taken this long for another case against the Boy Scouts of America’s bigoted ban against gays to arise

And I, for one, hope that the city of Philadelphia wins this case.

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