Lawsuit over San Diego Boy Scout leases ends - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Lawsuit over San Diego Boy Scout leases ends

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A civil rights group is ending a decade-old lawsuit over San Diego's leasing of city property to the Boy Scouts.

U-T San Diego says the local American Civil Liberties Union announced Monday it won't appeal a ruling in the suit, which argued that the lease of public land was illegal because the scouts ban homosexuals, agnostics and atheists.

A scout spokesman told the newspaper the group won't comment until it speaks to its lawyers later this week.

The city had leased 18 1/2 acres of land in Balboa Park and Fiesta Island for a nominal fee to the Scouts.

A federal appeals court declared the leases legal in December, ruling they didn't violate state or federal constitutional prohibitions on discrimination and giving special preference to religious groups.

___

Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Eggs and Easter bunnies given to the hungry

    Eggs and Easter bunnies given to the hungry

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:46:46 GMT
    Just in time for Easter, local businesses and organizations are coming together to feed hungry San Diegans. 
    Just in time for Easter, local businesses and organizations are coming together to feed hungry San Diegans. 
  • Good Friday in San Diego

    Good Friday in San Diego

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:34:55 GMT
    Good Friday is a day of remembrance for Christians around the world, and many people in San Diego spent the day helping others in need. 
    Good Friday is a day of remembrance for Christians around the world, and many people in San Diego spent the day helping others in need. 
  • San Diego Opera closure pushed to May 19

    San Diego Opera closure pushed to May 19

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:17:07 GMT
    The San Diego Opera announced Friday that its proposed shutdown has been delayed to at least May 19 to give board members time to find ways to keep the company running. 
    The San Diego Opera announced Friday that its proposed shutdown has been delayed to at least May 19 to give board members time to find ways to keep the company running. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.