UPS ends grants to Boy Scouts over LGBT discrimination

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    Nov 12, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) — The UPS Foundation says it will no longer give grants to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group excludes gays and lesbians from being scouts or scout leaders.

    The philanthropic arm of the Atlanta-based shipping giant made the change Thursday after an online petition protesting the foundation's annual grants to the Boy Scouts attracted more than 80,000 signatures. The UPS Foundation gave $150,000 to the Boy Scouts in 2010. It wasn't clear how much they gave the group last year.

    UPS spokeswoman Kristen Petrella says groups applying for the grants will have to adhere to the same standards UPS does. The company says it does not discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

    The UPS Foundation distributed $45.3 million in grants last year.

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    Nov 12, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    Womp womp, more funding cuts for the Boy Scouts. But hey, like all its defenders say, they are a private organization and they can set whatever rules they like. Well good luck to them as more and more other private organizations decide not to give them any more handouts. I hope they have a good wallet sewing merit badge program, they'll be needing it to make up the extra cash at some point in the future.
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    Nov 12, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    Kudos to UPS.