Boy Scouts of America V Dale was a court decision wither or not Boy Scouts can have a gay leader. People thought that having a gay Scout leader might undermine the groups goals or purposes. Therefor Boy Scouts had the right to exclude gays. An assistant Scoutmaster named James Dale, lost his membership in the Monmouth Council's Cub Scout Pack 142, when he was found out to be a homosexual. The Supreme Court of the United States overturned The New Jersey Superior Court, and James Dale was represented by Evan Wolfson, who has worked on many same-sex marriage cases. The freedom of association, which allows a private organization to exclude whomever it wishes, and Boy Scouts of America is a private organization. The case lasted from April 26, 2000 until June 28, 2000.

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