California Boy Scout Cases
Michael P. Schutt
michsch at REGENT.EDU
Tue Mar 24 11:36:03 PST 1998
I have heard that yesterday in two related cases, the California Supreme
Court came to the conclusion that the Boy Scouts of America is not a "public
accommodation" or "business establishment." It upheld the right of the
Scouts, as I understand it, to exclude homosexuals and atheists from
membership (?) (as opposed to leadership??). I understand that the case
turned on the court's interpretation of California civil rights law.
The cases are Curran v. Mount Diablo Council of Boy Scouts of America and
Randall v. Orange County Council, one brought by a homosexual, the other by
I have all of this second-hand. If anyone knows the real scoop or the meat
of the holdings, please fill us in.
More information about the Religionlaw