Wednesday, June 23, 2010

UPDATE: City Of Philadelphia Can’t Evict Boy Scouts For Discriminating Against Gays

"A jury says the city of Philadelphia cannot evict a local Boy Scouts chapter from a city-owned building for refusing to admit gays. The city insisted that nonprofits given free use of its property must abide by local anti-discrimination laws. The scouts said they can legally limit their membership because of a 2000 Supreme Court decision. They had sued in federal court to stop the eviction," reports Associated Press. "Cradle of Liberty Council leaders have tried to walk a fine line to retain city support without losing their national Boy Scouts charter. The national organization bans gays. Scouts lawyer Jason Gosselin says he hopes the two sides can work out their differences in negotiations."

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