from the inbox:
Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) made the following statement on the settlement reached by the City of Philadelphia and the Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of America (COLBSA):
“It is unfortunate that the City’s dispute with the Cradle of Liberty Council over its headquarters at 22nd and Winter Streets could not be resolved outside of the courts. The Cradle of Liberty Council has a long and admirable history of working with young people. I’m disappointed COLBSA was not permitted by the Boy Scouts of America to adopt its own, more reasonable policy of inclusion.
“That the Boy Scouts of America appears willing to end a ban on openly gay children is just one step in the right direction. As the birthplace of liberty, the City of Philadelphia must expect organizations that partner with us to abhor discrimination as much as we do. I will continue to support COLBSA’s great work with our youth as much as I continue to hope COLBSA will one day ban discrimination against gay children and adults.”