Rotary International v. Rotary Club of Duarte Board of Directors
Significance, Local California Rotary Chapter Creates "international" Incident, Membership Originally Open To Men Only
Board of Directors, Rotary International
Rotary Club of Duarte
That a California law prohibiting gender discrimination in business organizations violates the First Amendment right to freedom of association.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
William P. Sutter
Justices for the Court
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (writing for the Court), William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
None (Harry A. Blackmun and Sandra Day O'Connor did not participate)
Date of Decision
4 May 1987
A California law requiring full and equal accommodations to both sexes in business establishments is constitutional and does not violate the First Amendment when applied to a broad-based business and professional organization.
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