- The case study opens by telling us a story of James Dale.
- Dale was part of Boy Scouts of America, abbreviated BSA, for 12 years as a assistant scoutmaster. - However, in 1990, when BSA found out that Dale was gay, he was expelled from the organization. - Dale felt that this was unfair, and he appealed to the Supreme Court. - At first the Supreme Court ruled that BSA was wrong and it was illegal for them to discriminate against Dale; however, BSA appealed this ruling, and the Supreme Court later favored BSA’s action. - Later in the study, Larry Norvell, the local head of United Way of Columbia-Willamette, describes how Dale being gay could not be used as a reason for him to be expelled from the organization, just to cover up the fact they were discriminating the job. - The reasoning behind Dale being expelled could have been that conservative ideals are based on Catholic morals. - These morals are embedded in the society’s culture.
- Thus, if other organizations did not support United Way when the organization decided to support abortion, many members would not support the idea of homosexuality being an influence on young boys either. - Although, Supreme Court gave BSA the authority to choose who they have in their organization, United Way felt that it was wrong for them to discriminate against an individual. - Singling out a person is against the law, because there are established anti-discrimination policies in the legislation. - The law and...