(Los Angeles Times) California's judicial branch is considering a proposal to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts of America on the grounds that the group discriminates against gays.
An ethics advisory committee to the California Supreme Court is seeking public comment on the proposed ban. The deadline for submitting comments is April 15.
The state high court decided to prohibit judges from belonging to groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation in 1996, but made an exception for nonprofit youth organizations. The court's decision was made to accommodate judges who serve as leaders for their sons' troops.
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