Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Girl Scout Lawsuit

A Girl Scout troop in Chicago shut down a chapter to avoid paying for a sign language interpreter. The family of Megan Runnion is now suing the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, which are not commenting on the case. The 12-year-old has been deaf since birth and providing an interpreter when Megan first joined the scouts. But last year, the her mother was told they were no longer will to do so. The request was filled only after Megan's mom had an attorney for Equip for Equality and the National Association for the Deaf sent a letter. At the beginning of the year, the girls in Megan's troop were told at a dinner they were disbanding because of the cost of an interpreter.

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