(CNSNews.com) - The Boy Scouts of America is seeking to overturn a decision by the District of Columbia Human Rights Commission that the scouts unlawfully discriminated against two Washington area scout leaders because they were homosexual.
A three-member panel of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the District's highest court, is considering the case after listening to arguments Sept. 10 by representatives for the Boy Scouts and by lawyers for Michael Geller, 40, and Roland Pool, 41, whose membership in the scouts was revoked in 1992 because of their homosexuality.
In a ruling in June 2001, the D.C. Human Rights Commission ordered the Boy Scouts and the National Capital Area Council to admit both men as adult members, to pay their attorney fees and to pay them $50,000 each in damages.
The Boy Scouts argued that the District of Columbia didn't have jurisdiction in the case and that...
First of all, why is this even being reviewed when the Supreme Court has spoken? If DC is insisting on re-trying an issue that has been decided, they need to pay legal costs and punitive damages. This is the danger of the "infinitely deep pockets" of government; they can lose at every level and keep appealing until you're just tired of fighting it.
Also, watch out; if your church becomes too influential in your town, liberals will try to declare it to be a "public accomodation" and join whether they believe or not.