Tax Expenditures, Social Justice, and Civil Rights: Expanding the Scope of Civil Rights Laws to Apply to Tax-Exempt Charities
Brennen, David A., Brigham Young University Law Review
In recent years, courts have decided a number of cases in which private organizations discriminated against people based solely on their race, gender, sexual orientation, or other immutable traits. For example, in 2000, the Boy Scouts of America revoked a New Jersey man's membership in the Boy Scouts because he was gay.1 New Jersey's supreme court held that the Boy Scouts' action violated New Jersey's anti-discrimination law.2 Notwithstanding the state court's holding, the United States Supreme Court concluded that the First Amendment prevented any court from forcing the Boy Scouts to keep a gay man as a member of its private group.
A great number of …
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Publication information: Article title: Tax Expenditures, Social Justice, and Civil Rights: Expanding the Scope of Civil Rights Laws to Apply to Tax-Exempt Charities. Contributors: Brennen, David A. - Author. Journal title: Brigham Young University Law Review. Volume: 2001. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 2001. Page number: 167+. © Brigham Young University, Reuben Clark Law School 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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