June 29, 2000 |
The Boy Scouts of America have a right to exclude openly gay men from their ranks, the Supreme Court ruled on a 5-4 vote Wednesday. Because the Scouts are a private group that seeks to instill its moral values in boys, the organization is free to bar those whose behavior or lifestyle conflicts with its message, the court said.
March 28, 2010
SERIES Breakout: This new, eight-part series revisits some of the most high-profile prison breaks in recent history, starting with "The Texas Seven," a 2000 case in which seven criminals escape from the Connally Unit in Texas (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic). The Amazing Race 16: Teams take a helicopter ride to a remote island paradise in the Indian Ocean in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Life: The Discovery Channel airs two new installments of its stunning documentary miniseries, with "Mammals" at 8 p.m. followed by "Fish" at 9. Family Guy: Chris and Meg injure Stewie and try to cover it up on a new episode of the raunchy animated series (9 p.m. Fox)
August 5, 1999 |
The highest court in New Jersey ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Boy Scouts of America must admit homosexuals. The decision was a victory for James Dale, an assistant scoutmaster who was expelled from the organization nine years ago after it was revealed that he is gay. The seven-judge Supreme Court ruled that Dale's dismissal violated New Jersey's antidiscrimination law. It was the first time a state supreme court has ruled against the Scouts in cases involving homosexuality.
July 13, 1997 |
"The City Different" is just that. Where else do residents covet dirt roads and protest that paving will reduce real estate values? Where else does it seem entirely reasonable? Time to read. Time to actually read something without rushing, something more than a few pages long, and maybe, just maybe, something that will make what's happening around us appear to make sense. If you're going to have such an opportunity this summer, as I just did, let me make some recommendations.
May 13, 1985 |
Sixty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial established Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection in school curricula and the public consciousness, a new group of Doubting Thomases is taking aim at his doctrine of "survival of the fittest." The challenge is coming not from biblical Creationists, but from scientists themselves, who gathered in Fullerton last week for a conference to try to reconcile advances in molecular biology, genetics and physics with Darwinism.
October 17, 2006 |
In a setback for the Boy Scouts, the Supreme Court turned away a free-speech challenge to a Berkeley policy that denies city-subsidized dock space to a Scouting group because it excludes gays and atheists. The court's action lets stand rulings in California and elsewhere that have said cities, schools and colleges may deny public benefits to groups that refuse to comply with broad nondiscrimination rules involving religion and sex orientation.
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May 11, 1985 |
Sixty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial solidly established Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection in school curricula and the public consciousness, a new group of Doubting Thomases is taking aim at his doctrine of "survival of the fittest." The challenge is coming not from Biblical Creationists, but from scientists themselves, who gathered in Fullerton this week for a two-day conference to try to reconcile advances in molecular biology, genetics and physics with Darwinism.