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The Scouts Versus the Ugly Moods of 2013

RLB-In-Texas Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:10 PM
Perhaps the Scouts should start suing some municipalities for violating THEIR Constitutional right to freely associate or for discrimination against Scouts. At least for now, homosexuality is not a federally protected legal class (like race, relgion, etc.) so, on balance the Scouts' First Amendment right to freely associaciate should trump a local or state law prohibiting discrimination against gays.

The Boy Scouts of America got front-page ink, as we say in the newspaper trade, for their currently postponed meditations on the topic of admitting avowed gays to membership.

Word had leaked out that the Scouts were considering a local option solution to the vexed question of their supposed right to determine who can become a member and who can't. At a top-drawer meeting in Irving, Tex., the topic proved too vast and complex for immediate resolution. Consultation and deliberation will take place prior to May meeting of Scouts' national council.

I spoke of the Scouts' "supposed" right to oversee their...