A federal civil rights complaint alleging a Salt Lake City Cub Scout pack was barred from meeting at Mountain View Elementary due to the national gay membership controversy has been resolved.
Salt Lake City School District officials invited the Cub Scouts to meet at the school, defusing the conflict and ending a federal investigation into the complaint, according to a Sept. 18 letter from the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
The district's response "corrects any prior misapplication of the district's policy," it said.
Salt Lake City school board member Michael Clara filed the complaint in March after two parents complained that about 30 Cub Scouts were blocked from meeting at the school due to the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay members and leaders. The principal told the parents he wasn't sure whether the ban violated the district's anti-bias policy.