Title

"City" piece on the Portland School Committee's refusal to ban the Boy Scouts of

Authors

Greg Williams

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

9-13-2001

Pages

6-7

Abstract

"City" piece on the Portland School Committee's refusal to ban the Boy Scouts of America from using the city's public schools after hours. Three committee members, including Herb Adams, Kim Matthews and Otis Thompson, voted against the resolution, arguing it essentially allowed discrimination to continue on public property in violation of current policy. But Rick Galena, executive director of the Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance, said his group supports the decision, because its members believe in free speech and free association for all groups, including those they don't agree with.

Subjects

Boy Scouts of America, Homosexuality -- Law and legislation, Portland -- School Committee

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