California Boy Scout Cases
dlaycock at MAIL.LAW.UTEXAS.EDU
Tue Mar 24 13:01:24 PST 1998
There is a long story in this morning's New York Times, and this
summary is consistent with that story.
At 11:36 AM 3/24/98 -0500, you wrote:
>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.
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