United Parcel Service (UPS) won’t be sponsoring the Boy Scouts of America until the group changes its anti-gay policy.
After more than 80,000 people joined Scouts for Equality founder Zach Wahls’ campaign urging UPS to stop funding the Boy Scouts.
UPS has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars overs the year to the Boy Scouts but in a statement, UPS announced it would “cease all future funding to the Boy Scouts until gay Scouts and leaders are welcome within the organization.”
“UPS and The UPS Foundation do not discriminate against any person or organization … These include, but are not limited to race, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, pregnancy, age and religion,”
The Boy Scouts found this decision very disappointing. The organization said it “respects everyone’s right to have and express a different opinion. Unfortunately, this decision will have a direct impact on the youth we serve in local communities.”
Bravo UPS ! Just because of that, I will make sure to use your service next time I’m delivering a package!
Thank for standing with LGBT Americans.