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June 14, 2010

In dispute with Philly, Boy Scouts seek to keep special privileges despite anti-gay discrimination

NPR reports on a trial set to begin soon that pits anti-discrimination and First Amendment rights of association:

It's been two years since city officials in Philadelphia threatened to evict the local chapter of the Boy Scouts from the city-owned office space that the group has used rent-free for decades. Officials say the Scouts' policy against openly gay members violates local anti-discrimination laws. The Boy Scouts sued, charging the city with violating the group's constitutional rights

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