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UPS ends grants to Boy Scouts over discrimination

UPS ends grants to Boy Scouts over discrimination

Associated Press - 35 mins ago

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.

by Anonymousreply 911/12/2012

This is wonderful news. I can not believe how things have turned around in the last decade.

by Anonymousreply 111/12/2012


Good for them. The tide is a comin' in. It's only the bigots who are trying to stop it.

by Anonymousreply 211/12/2012

Be sure to blow your deliverymen in gratitude!

by Anonymousreply 311/12/2012

Remember all the rats on the streets of Manhattan after Sandy? Long wait, but Travis got his wish. Tide coming in, indeed

by Anonymousreply 411/12/2012

Good news.

by Anonymousreply 511/12/2012

But according to our internal polls, it's okay to disciminate against gays.

by Anonymousreply 611/12/2012

UPS is a union company so I'm not surprised.

Support the unions!

by Anonymousreply 711/12/2012

I'll be using ups from now on.

by Anonymousreply 811/12/2012

For this & for some really hot drivers--thank you, UPS!

by Anonymousreply 911/12/2012
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