UPS Pulls Boy Scout Funding Over Policy Prohibiting Homosexual Leaders and Members

UPS has announced it will no longer offer monetary grants to the Boy Scouts of America because of the youth organization’s policy of excluding gay members and leaders.

An online petition started by an Eagle Scout named Zach Wahls protesting the grants from UPS gathered more than 80,000 signatures, prompting the shipping company to end their aid. In 2011, UPS gave the Boy Scouts $85,000.

UPS follows Intel, the world’s largest computer chip manufacturer, in cutting off funds to the Boy Scouts.

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