Sexual Orientation Discrimination and How It Challenges Nonprofit Managers

15 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2014

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Joan E. Pynes

University of South Florida

Dennis Hostetler

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (Deceased)

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

In the wake of the recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision, Dale v. Boy Scouts of America and Monmouth Council Boy Scouts (1999), this article examines the issue of sexual orientation discrimination and the challenges it presents nonprofit managers. Because of regional shifts in public opinion, the enactment of nondiscrimination laws at the state and local level, and now a state Supreme Court interpreting state law to include the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) as a “public accommodation,” nonprofit managers may face a more complex legal and moral environment. It is hoped that this article will challenge nonprofit managers to carefully reexamine their membership and personnel policies with respect to lesbians and gay men and begin preparing their organizations for this cultural change.

Keywords: Boy Scouts of America, homosexual, sexual orientation discrimination

Suggested Citation

Pynes, Joan E. and Hostetler, Dennis, Sexual Orientation Discrimination and How It Challenges Nonprofit Managers (2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2488821 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2488821

Joan E. Pynes (Contact Author)

University of South Florida ( email )

Tampa, FL 33620
United States

Dennis Hostetler

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (Deceased)

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