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News Posted on August 2, 2012

Professor Joslin Comments for Media on Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy

Professor Courtney Joslin commented for the Sacramento Bee on the Boy Scouts of America's policy banning gays from the organization.  The article was republished in several online and print media outlets.

Joslin's comments appeared as part of an article on a former Boy Scouts summer camp staff member who claims he was fired because he is gay. Professor Joslin said that although California law prohibits firing someone for their sexuality or for failure to meet gender-based norms, the Boy Scouts successfully argued in a 2000 U.S. Supreme Court case that they should not be required to admit gay leaders.

Professor Joslin is a scholar in the field of family and relationship recognition, with a particular focus on same-sex and non-marital couples

Sacramento Bee