Greg Lattera, the gay 25-year-old at the center of the Philadelphia Boy Scout trial, testified Monday that he still supports the Boy Scouts even after the organization booted him for being gay.
Lattera said he had no regrets about appearing on television in 2003 and lauding his chapter's antidiscrimination policy, which stood in conflict with the national organization's ban on gay members and troop leaders. Lattera's appearance on TV alerted the national Boy Scouts organization in Texas, which pressured Philadelphia's Cradle of Liberty Council to expel him.
Following Lattera's expulsion, the city of Philadelphia moved to rescind the Boy Scouts' $1-a-year lease on its city-owned offices because the organization didn't comply with the city's antidiscrimination laws. The trial will now decide whether Philadelphia has a right to rescind the lease; Lattera was the last witness to take the stand before closing arguments begin Tuesday.