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New Iowa Law Could Cause Problems for the Scouts

Iowa has amended its state non-discrimination law to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” among the categories covered. Lawmakers rejected a plea from state and national Scout officials to include in the legislation a recognition of the 2000 Dale Supreme Court decision which upheld the Scouts’ constitutional right to exclude openly homosexual individuals from participating in Scouting. Scout officials fear that the new law will prompt lawsuits against the Scouts in Iowa.

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