LGBT leaders, Nutter talk Boy Scouts plan to buy city property

    LGBT leaders sat down with Mayor Michael Nutter yesterday to talk about plans the Boy Scouts of America Cradle of Liberty Council has to buy publicly owned land to settle its 2010 civil rights suit.


    As the Philadelphia Gay News reports, LGBT advocates say 231-251 N. 22nd St is worth more than the $500,000 that the BSA would pay for it. That’s the price the Boy Scouts would pay on the $1.1 million property to settle up on it’s $1 million lawsuit win against the city.

    Nutter remained firm on his stance about reaching an agreement, though no such deal appears imminent.

    The Scouts are seeking $1 million from the city after a federal jury ruled the city should not have evicted the group from its property for the BSA’s anti-gay policy. The Scouts plan to drop the suit in exchange for purchasing the 22nd Street property.

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