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Discrimination Throughout the years of US history there have been countless acts of discrimination of all sorts and there have been an immense amount of cases filed in regards to these acts Although it is commonly believed that discrimination is always illegal the courts have repeatedly upheld discrimination in some circumstances but not in others In the case of Roberts vs US Jaycees and the United States vs Virginia et al the courts ruled organizations could not exclude women but in the case of Boy Scouts of America vs Dale the court ruled the Boy Scouts did not violate Dales rights by excluding him from being a troop in the Boy Scouts In 1984 there was the Supreme Court case of Roberts vs US Jaycees The United States Jaycees was founded in 1920 in order to promote and foster the development of young men through civic and charitable works The dilemma this group faced was that it restricted its voting membership to men only and of the ages 18 to 35 Hence women were discriminated upon because of this limit The Human Rights Act of Minnesota denied discrimination on the grounds of race color creed religion disability and natural origin in public accommodations However more importantly it denied discrimination on the grounds of sex Roberts vs US in Voices of Diversity p 155 The Jaycees were unable to display that the Act imposed any serious burdens on the male members freedom of expressive association The organization provides training for its members that better ones advantage in business and these advantages will now be available to women thanks to the application of the Minnesota Act Therefore the Supreme Court basically upheld the rights of the citizens by law and made women equals within the organizations membership regulations because it was a public association Roberts vs US in Voices of Diversity p 155 In 1984 there was the Supreme Court case of United States vs Virginia
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