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Washington Times: Boy Scouts stay straight

The Washington Times says "In the Boy Scout oath, a young man promises to keep himself morally straight. Despite pressure from homosexual activists, that pledge will continue to mean something."

Homosexual activists claim this is discrimination, but the dispute is actually over the freedom to associate. This was made plain in the 2000 Supreme Court case, Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, which directly addressed the scouts' policy.

The high court held that a New Jersey public-accommodations law did not require BSA to reinstate a homosexual assistant scoutmaster since that application of the law conflicted with the First Amendment right of freedom of association.

The complete Wash. Times editorial

Public Advocate had its attornies prepare a Friend of the Court Brief in support of the Scout's policies and are happy to have had the support of its membership to do so.