No. 90 C 1671.

742 F.Supp. 1413 (1990)

Mark G.A. WELSH, a minor, and Elliott A. Welsh, his father and next friend, Plaintiffs, v. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA and Boy Scouts of America West Suburban Council # 147, Defendants.

United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, E.D.

August 9, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard Grossman, Dannen, Crane, Heyman & Simon, Chicago, Ill., for plaintiffs.

George A. Davidson, Kevin M. Crotty, Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, New York City, Thomas D. Allen, Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, Chicago, Ill., for defendants.


ROVNER, District Judge.


Plaintiffs have been denied membership in the Boy Scouts on the sole ground that they are unwilling to profess a belief in a Supreme Being or God. In their attempt to gain membership in the Boy Scouts, they have brought this lawsuit pursuant to Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000a, which prohibits places of public accommodation from discriminating on...

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