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State Supreme Court to review Berkeley's decision against scouts
Associated Press ^ | 3-26-03

Posted on 03/26/2003 4:35:53 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:42:07 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to review Berkeley's decision to discontinue free berthing at the city's marina for a group affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.

The justices agreed in their private conference to hear the Sea Scouts' challenge. The scouts are fighting a 1998 city decision that halted free berthing for the nonprofit group because of the scouts' membership and leadership policies against gays.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: boy; bsalist; scouts
We need the UK's Desert Rats to invade California.
1 posted on 03/26/2003 4:35:53 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Everyone practices behavior discrimination.
2 posted on 03/26/2003 4:40:41 PM PST by RAT Patrol
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To: RAT Patrol
ESPECIALLY WHEN THE BEHAVIOR IS BASICALLY MOLESTATION OR FACE OUR WRATH
3 posted on 03/26/2003 4:43:00 PM PST by porgygirl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
SEND BERKELEY'S FIRST FAGGOT DIVISION TO IRAQ
4 posted on 03/26/2003 4:44:51 PM PST by porgygirl
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To: madg
The municipality is NOT entitled to it's policy since the municipality is essentially your basic jackbooted thugocracy sometimes mistaken for an agency of the state!

Government may not discriminate in this manner. That's what the US Supreme Court said.

Now, if the thugocracy there in Berkely wants to set itself up as a private community with private roads, etc., I suppose they could do that.

Actually, total privatization of Berkely would be good for all of us. They should be encouraged.

6 posted on 03/26/2003 4:59:24 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: *bsa_list
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7 posted on 03/26/2003 5:09:49 PM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
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To: madg
They essentially said: "Either PROMISE that you won't ever discriminate in this fashion at any time in the future... or we won't give you any of our money."

Actually, they said, "Promise you won't discriminate in a way we don't like, or we won't give you, and only you, any of our money."

The other non-profits that use public facilities discriminate in all sorts of ways, by gender (women's-only groups), disability (deaf organizations are not required to have hearing members), age (they aren't making AARP take 30 year-olds), etc. What they have said is that the Sea Scouts may not discriminate and receive funds, but other organizations that might discriminate on the basis of sex, race, etc. (whose discrimination is the kind that the city likes), still get the free use. That's not equal protection of the laws...

9 posted on 03/26/2003 5:30:56 PM PST by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (This tagline does not discriminate in any fashion (well, except against the letter q).)
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To: madg
They give money and free berthing to other groups. Wammo that is descrimination by the people/govt/goofies of berkley. Caint do that.
10 posted on 03/26/2003 5:33:09 PM PST by cksharks
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To: Charles H. (The_r0nin)
The other non-profits that use public facilities discriminate in all sorts of ways, by gender (women's-only groups), disability (deaf organizations are not required to have hearing members), age (they aren't making AARP take 30 year-olds), etc

I imagine you're correct about this, but does anyone have a list of the non profits that officialy receive aid/money/etc from the municipality?

11 posted on 03/26/2003 5:50:15 PM PST by templar
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To: madg
Gunning for kids again I see.
13 posted on 03/26/2003 7:40:55 PM PST by RAT Patrol
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To: muawiyah; RAT Patrol
The next time the RATS control the White House; I predict the RAT president will attempt to revoke the tax-exempt status of any non-profit group, even churches, that does not pander to the Gay Gestapo.
14 posted on 03/26/2003 8:30:56 PM PST by Kuksool
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To: madg
You don't see a problem, eh? 'twould 'pear to me that could be why you don't understand the law!
15 posted on 03/27/2003 4:27:48 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: madg
And contrary to the US Supreme Court.
17 posted on 03/27/2003 9:25:17 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: madg
What is not mentioned in this story, but has been in others, is that there was an arrangement in place between the Sea Scouts and the City, in which the Sea Scouts performed labor in and around the harbor...my recollection is that they constructed breakwaters...in return for the free berthing.

The Scouts delivered. The City renegged.

I don't have sourcing for this, but I do distinctly remember that my opinion was that this was more of a breech of contract situation, rather than a discrimination issue.

18 posted on 03/27/2003 9:25:49 AM PST by TontoKowalski
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To: madg
and the municipality is entitled to ITS policy.

I don't think discrimination BY the government (out tax dollars) can be considered the same as a private organization not allowing people who encourage and act out immoral and deadly behavour, behavour that goes directly against against the Christian and Jewish (and Musilim) faith, to be members and/or leaders of young boys.

19 posted on 03/27/2003 9:31:59 AM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: madg
but, presumably, the COURTS understand the law,

BWAAAAAHHHHH, HAAAAAaaaaaa, HAAaaaaaa, Haaaaaaa, haaaa!!!!!!!! Ohhhh... Great one! The courts understand the law... NOT!!!! So you think the DemocRATs are filibustering judges who insist on going by the law for no reason? DemocRATs have filled the courts with judges who could give a rats _ss about the law. They decide based on what they "feel" the decision should be based on politically correctness.

Havent' you noticed the Supreme Court having to slap the Californis courts often? It's becasue they ignore the **law**.

20 posted on 03/27/2003 9:36:55 AM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: madg
"Anyone that thinks that this is the big bad city gunning for the Sea Scouts probably has other paranoid fantasies as well. ;-)"

How many goofballs did you ingest before this post?

23 posted on 03/27/2003 10:15:47 AM PST by Liberator
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