Court rules against Scouts.
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. ruled on July 10th against the Boy Scouts and in favor of a Connecticut homosexual rights law. According to the decision, Connecticut can keep the Boy Scouts off its list of charities receiving donations collected from state workers because the Scouts' ban on homosexuals violates the state's anti-discrimination law.
The Boy Scouts of America Noun 1. Boy Scouts of America - a corporation that operates through a national council that charters local councils all over the United States; the purpose is character building and citizenship training and its Connecticut Rivers Council This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling.
You can assist by [ editing it] now. filed a federal lawsuit three years ago after a committee overseeing the annual workplace charitable campaign in state offices determined that the Boy Scouts were no longer eligible to participate. The unanimous Circuit Court decision rejected claims by the Boy Scouts that their exclusion from the charitable campaign violated their First Amendment right to free expression. The decision, written for the three-judge panel by Judge Guido Calabresi, former Yale Law School Yale Law School, or YLS, is the law school of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Established in 1843, the school offers the J.D., LL.M., J.S.D., and M.S.L. degrees in law. It also hosts visiting scholars and several legal research centers. dean, also held that the state committee's actions "were a reasonable means of furthering Connecticut's legitimate interest in preventing conduct that discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation."
It's interesting that the court found Connecticut's recent law promoting
homosexuality to be advancing a legitimate state interest. This follows closely on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's June 26th decision overturning a longstanding Texas law barring sodomy sodomy
Noncoital carnal copulation. Sodomy is a crime in some jurisdictions. Some sodomy laws, particularly in Middle Eastern countries and those jurisdictions observing Shari'ah law, provide penalties as severe as life imprisonment for homosexual intercourse, even if the because it allegedly "furthers no legitimate state interest."