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UPS drops funding of Boy Scouts
The UPS has announced it will no longer fund the Boy Scouts of America due to the youth group’s anti-LGBT discrimination.
According to BuzzFeed, the UPS Foundation updated its website on Monday with this announcement: “The UPS Foundation seeks to support organizations that are in alignment with our focus areas, guidelines, and non-discrimination policy. UPS and The UPS Foundation do not discriminate against any person or organization with regard to categories protected by applicable law, as well as other categories protected by UPS and The UPS Foundation in our own policies. These include, but are not limited to race, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, pregnancy, age and religion.”
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The Boy Scouts of America has long discriminated against openly gay youth and leaders. Gay men and young adults were also regularly tracked in the group’s so-called “perversion files” and listed there alongside accused and admitted child molesters.
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