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BSA Lawyers Defend Their Right to Use Florida Public Schools by Comparing Themselves with the Ku Klux Klan


Barbara Dozetos, Gay.com / PlanetOut.com Network
Wednesday, March 14, 2001 / 11:23 PM

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In recent court proceedings involving the question of whether the BSA has a right to hold activities on public school property in
Broward Co., Florida, lawyers for the BSA cited a 1978 Supreme Court ruling which allowed the Ku Klux Klan to hold a rally at a Louisiana public school. This, the BSA lawyers argued, set a precedent for the Boy Scouts of America to hold meetings on school grounds despite its policy of discrimination against gay citizens.

Attorneys for Broward Co. Schools countered this argument by stating that the contract between the Broward Co. school and the BSA implied a stronger endorsement of the BSA's activities than did the agreement between the Louisiana school and the KKK because the Scouts' activity was an ongoing, rather than one-time, event. Such an endorsement was in conflict with the Broward Co. Schools' anti-discrimination policies.

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