Jay Mechling

University of California, Davis

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Author of On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth, and Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Davis

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The US Supreme Court has  ruled  that the Boy Scouts of America is a private group with the right to prohibit gay members. That was 13 years ago.

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The US Supreme Court has ruled that the Boy Scouts of America is a private group with the right to prohibit gay members. That was 13 years ago.

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