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Ethic panel gives judges the OK to work with Boy Scouts again

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A state judicial ethics panel says judges in California can work with Boy Scout troops now that the youth organization has rescinded its long-standing ban on gays and lesbians as Scout leaders.

The state Supreme Court’s Ethics Advisory Committee had voted last year to repeal the Scouts’ longtime exemption from antidiscrimination rules in California’s judicial ethics code.

The vote, confirmed unanimously by the court, meant that judges affiliated with the Boy Scouts as of Jan. 21, 2016, would be acting unethically and face possible removal from office.

Read the whole story at SF Gate

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