Boys Scouts Of America Vs. Dale Case Study

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Case Name: Boys Scouts of America v. Dale
Case Number: 99-699 (Oyez)
Facts of the case: In 1978, James Dale joined Monmouth Council Cub Scout Pack 142. He continued participating in the Scout program, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in 1988. After Dale turned 18, he applied for and was accepted to the appointment of Assistant Scoutmaster to Troop 73. In 1989, Dale began attending College at Rutgers University. After coming out as gay, he became very involved in the local LGBT community; utilizing his position as co-president of the Rutgers Lesbian/Gay Alliance to raise awareness about issues affecting LGBT youth. After his opinions were published in a local newspaper in July of 1990, Dale was dismissed from the Scouts. Monmouth
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