Chautauqua Lecture Series featuring James Dale

Gay Rights‚ the Boy Scouts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Georgia (Apr 11, 2003) — Chautauqua Lecture Series featuring James Dale



Chautauqua Lecture Series featuring James Dale

Dales's topic is "Gay Rights‚ the Boy Scouts and the U.S. Supreme Court."


Monday‚ April 14 7 p.m.


Carmichael Student Center University Rooms

Kennesaw State University


Dale spent 12 years as both a Boy Scout −− achieving the rank of Eagle Scout −− and an assistant scoutmaster‚ until he was expelled in 1990 for being gay. His case against the Boy Scouts was taken to the Supreme Court where the justices ruled 5−4 that the Scouts could exclude homosexuals due to the Scouts' right of "free association." The Chautauqua Lecture Series is sponsored by Kennesaw State University's Kampus Activities Board (KAB).


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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