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Boies, Scouts

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Law School Trustee David Boies LLM ’67, already a powerful legal advocate for same-sex marriage, successfully represented the first openly gay Boy Scout leader challenging a controversial policy banning gay adults from participating in the 105-year-old organization. His client, 18-year-old summer camp leader Pascal Tessier, had the support of his local New York City council, including board member Richard Mason ’87, who told the New York Times, “He’s highly qualified. We said yes to him irrespective of his sexual orientation.”

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