Scouts take a hit.Thanks to its discriminatory dis·crim·i·na·to·ry
1. Marked by or showing prejudice; biased.
2. Making distinctions.
dis·crim policies, including banning openly gay members, the Boy Scouts can't get direct financial support from the military.
Acting on complaints filed by the American Civil Liberties Union American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), nonpartisan organization devoted to the preservation and extension of the basic rights set forth in the U.S. Constitution. , the Pentagon has agreed to warn military bases worldwide not to directly sponsor 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 activities, because the group requires members to believe in God.
"If our Constitution's promise of religious liberty is to be a reality, the government should not be administering religious oaths or discriminating dis·crim·i·nat·ing
a. Able to recognize or draw fine distinctions; perceptive.
b. Showing careful judgment or fine taste: based on religious beliefs," said ACLU ACLU: see American Civil Liberties Union. attorney Adam Schwartz.
The Pentagon has argued that it has a longstanding policy that prevents the military from funding nonfederal groups, but officials decided to send out a warning reminding bases of the rule. The move does not prevent military personnel front volunteering and allows the Boy Scouts to use facilities open to the public. It also does not resolve the $2 million budget the military spends every four years to prepare a base for the Boy Scout Jamboree. Neither the Boy Scouts' gay ban nor the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy was affected by the agreement.