Philly Plans to Evict Boy Scouts for Policy on Gays

This week, the city of Philadelphia begins formally evicting the local Boy Scouts of America chapter from the building it has occupied rent-free for 80 years.

The city had given the local chapter until May 31 to defy the national Scouts policy against admitting gay members or start paying $200,000 a year in rent. Instead, the Scouts filed a federal lawsuit last week claiming the city is singling out the group for punishment, in violation of its First Amendment rights.



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