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Nutter Administration Disappointed In Boy Scouts Verdict

Mayor Nutter's administration says it is disappointed that a federal jury this afternoon ruled that the city can't evict a local Boy Scouts troop from its headquarters on city-owned land just because the group discriminates against gays.

Nutter Administration Disappointed In Boy Scouts Verdict

Mayor Nutter's administration says it is disappointed that a federal jury this afternoon ruled that the city can't evict a local Boy Scouts troop from its headquarters on city-owned land just because the group discriminates against gays.

Here's the take, via an e-mail from Nutter press secretary Doug Oliver:  "We are disappointed that the jury did not appreciate the City's obligation to deploy municipal resources in a manner that protects the rights of all of Philadelphia's citizens. While the good work of the Boy Scouts cannot be disputed, the City remains steadfast in its commitment to prevent its facilities from being used to disadvantage certain groups. In the meantime, we will review the trial record to determine our legal options."

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