Gay Scoutmasters Ban Backfires on Military
(I can’t resist stealing this post word-for-word from SistersTalk:)
A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Philadelphia, found that educational institutions have a First Amendment right to keep military recruiters off their campuses to protest the Defense Department policy of excluding gays from military service.
Colleges Can Bar Army Recruiters
Looks like that decision allowing the Boy Scouts to ban gay Scoutmasters backfired on the military. Oops!
The 2-to-1 decision relied in large part on a decision in 2000 by the United States Supreme Court to allow the Boy Scouts to exclude gay scoutmasters. Just as the Scouts have a First Amendment right to bar gays, the appeals court said, law schools may prohibit groups that they consider discriminatory.
Poetic justice. Oh so priceless.
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