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Eagle Scout Dale and his attorneys with Lambda will comment shortly after High Court rules
June 23, 2000

(NEW YORK, June 23, 2000) —Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund said Friday that Eagle Scout James Dale and his attorney, Lambda Senior Staff Attorney Evan Wolfson, will be available for comment on the day the United States Supreme Court rules in the Dale’s landmark challenge to the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay members. The High Court may rule as early as Monday on the Boy Scouts of America’s appeal from the New Jersey Supreme Court. On the day of the ruling, Dale and his attorneys with Lambda Legal Defense will speak to reporters with a phone teleconference in the morning and a news conference early that afternoon:

  • Details on how to participate in the teleconference as well as the time and place of the press conference will be announced with a news advisory on the day the Court hands down a decision and will be available on-line at

  • Requests for interviews or comment on the day of the ruling should be made to Lambda’s Public Education Department at 212-809-8585 or 1-888-987-1984 (pager).

  • Background information, including legal briefs, decisions, time lines and photographs are available at Lambda’s website:

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is the nation’s oldest and largest legal organization for lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS. Headquartered in New York, Lambda has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta.

(Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale, No. 99-699)

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Contact: Peg Byron 212-809-8585 ext. 230, 888-987-1984 (pager)
Evan Wolfson 212-809-8585 ext. 205


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