Ruling in Pool and Geller v. BSA 06/21/01
Human Rights Commission rules against Boy Scouts
Thursday, June 21, 2001
The District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights has at long last issued a final decision and order in Roland Pool and Michael Geller v. Boy Scouts of America, which dates back to 1992. The decision is available in PDF format at:
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The Commission, rather surprisingly in light of last year's Supreme Court decision in the James Dale case, has found against BSA. The Commission awarded Pool and Geller $50,000 each in compensatory damages, plus attorneys' fees, and ordered them to be admitted/reinstated. The Commission also ruled "that the respondents shall cease and desist from revoking memberships of individuals solely because of their status as homosexuals."