The Resource Judging the Boy Scouts of America : gay rights, freedom of association, and the Dale case, Richard J. Ellis

Judging the Boy Scouts of America : gay rights, freedom of association, and the Dale case, Richard J. Ellis

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Judging the Boy Scouts of America : gay rights, freedom of association, and the Dale case
Title
Judging the Boy Scouts of America
Title remainder
gay rights, freedom of association, and the Dale case
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Ellis
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Language
eng
Summary
"As Americans, we cherish the freedom to associate. However, with the freedom to associate comes the right to exclude those who do not share our values and goals. What happens when the freedom of association collides with the equally cherished principle that every individual should be free from invidious discrimination? This is precisely the question posed in Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale, a lawsuit that made its way through the courts over the course of a decade, culminating in 2000 with a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Judging the Boy Scouts of America, Richard J. Ellis tells the fascinating story of the Dale case, placing it in the context of legal principles and precedents, Scouts policies, gay rights, and the "culture wars" in American politics. The story begins with James Dale, a nineteen-year old Eagle Scout and assistant scoutmaster in New Jersey, who came out as a gay man in the summer of 1990. The Boy Scouts, citing their policy that denied membership to "avowed homosexuals," promptly terminated Dale's membership. Homosexuality, the Boy Scout leadership insisted, violated the Scouts' pledge to be "morally straight." With the aid of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund, Dale sued for discrimination. Ellis tracks the case from its initial filing in New Jersey through the final decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of the Scouts. In addition to examining the legal issues at stake, including the effect of the Supreme Court's ruling on the law of free association, Ellis also describes Dale's personal journey and its intersection with an evolving gay rights movement. Throughout he seeks to understand the puzzle of why the Boy Scouts would adopt and adhere to a policy that jeopardized the organization's iconic place in American culture--and, finally, explores how legal challenges and cultural changes contributed to the Scouts' historic policy reversal in May 2013 that ended the organization's ban on gay youth (though not gay adults)"--
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Ellis, Richard
Dewey number
342.7308/5
Index
index present
LC call number
KF229.D35
LC item number
E43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Landmark law cases & American society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dale, James
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Freedom of association
  • Homophobia
  • Boy Scouts
  • Gays
Label
Judging the Boy Scouts of America : gay rights, freedom of association, and the Dale case, Richard J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : freedom of association and the right to exclude -- The model Boy Scout -- In Dale's defense -- The three Gs -- The culture wars -- Dale's case begins -- The Scouts' response -- Judging an "active sodomist" -- Eradicating the "cancer of discrimination" -- A unanimous court -- Preparing for the Supreme Court -- On the supreme stage -- A decision is announced -- Backlash -- Freedom of association after Dale -- Epilogue : "The wrong side of history"
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780700619504
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2014000596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 4429621-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4429621
  • (Sirsi) o864095903
  • (OCoLC)864095903
Label
Judging the Boy Scouts of America : gay rights, freedom of association, and the Dale case, Richard J. Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : freedom of association and the right to exclude -- The model Boy Scout -- In Dale's defense -- The three Gs -- The culture wars -- Dale's case begins -- The Scouts' response -- Judging an "active sodomist" -- Eradicating the "cancer of discrimination" -- A unanimous court -- Preparing for the Supreme Court -- On the supreme stage -- A decision is announced -- Backlash -- Freedom of association after Dale -- Epilogue : "The wrong side of history"
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780700619504
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2014000596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 4429621-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4429621
  • (Sirsi) o864095903
  • (OCoLC)864095903

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