Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor
From Fox News:
Activist groups, including Scouting for All, urge President Obama not to accept the honorary Presidency of the Boy Scouts of America until they stop discriminating.
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The Connecticut Human Rights Organization Affirmed Its Earlier Decision to Exclude the Boy Scouts
from the State Employee Fund-raising Campaign
Associated Press, February 9, 2001
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)
The Connecticut Human Rights Organization affirmed its earlier decision to exclude the Boy Scouts of America from
the state employee fund-raising campaign because the states gay rights law prohibits the furtherance of discriminatory
conduct in state facilities. The agency made a similar ruling banning the BSA from the fund-raising campaign last
year, but decided to reconsider it after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the BSA has the right to exclude gays
from leadership posts. Philip Tegeler, legal director of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union, said the CHRO's
new ruling emphasizes that the Supreme Court case was limited to volunteer leaders and ''does not give this or
any other organization a general license to discriminate."