Thursday, March 09, 2006

California Supreme Court to Sea Scouts: Discriminate On Your Own Dime

Today, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the city of Berkeley and against the Sea Scouts when they refused to force the taxpayers of that town to continue subsidizing the Scouts in spite of their refusal to adopt a non-discrimination policy required by the city.

Outright Libertarians agree with the court. As Libertarians, we question why the taxpayers should subsidize the Sea Scouts in the first place, but we are even more adamantly opposed when some individuals are denied access due to irrelevant factors such as religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

Refer to the Outright Libertarians press release on this very topic.