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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

A Contextual Examination of Boy Scouts of America v. Dale

The Supreme Court Decision of Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, in which the Court found in favor of the defendant, Boy Scouts of America, represented a major stumbling block to gay rights advocates seeking legal protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation. This presentation seeks to explore the social, political, legal and cultural milieu surrounding this decision by offering a comparative look at the case law and events, which led to the successful passage of anti-discrimination legislation on the basis of race, sex and creed during the Civil Rights era of the last half century.

Presenter: Stephen Bergonzi (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Honors Program
Location: 127 Hartwell
Time: 9:55 am (Session I)