All for a Scout's Honor

New Jersey rules against the Boy Scouts in the latest skirmish over gay rights. Next stop: Vermont

The Boy Scouts of America knew who its adversaries were. "The three Gs," says its attorney George Davidson, "Girls, godless and gays." On four previous occasions, the Scouts had confronted these would-be infiltrators in court; and four times, the organization had emerged victorious. A California state court chose not to reinstate a scout leader who was kicked out because he was gay; the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal. Meanwhile, atheists who sued for membership were ruled out of order, as was a woman who wanted to be a scoutmaster. But last week the New Jersey supreme court brought...

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