Friday, February 28, 2014

Walt Disney World cuts its funding to local Boy Scouts of America

Walt Disney World has cut its funding to the Boy Scouts of America through the company's employee volunteer program over the Boy Scouts ban on openly gay leaders, according to a published report.

Last year, the Boy Scouts national organization voted to allow openly gay youth scouts, but kept the ban on openly gay leaders.

Since then, UPS, Merck and Lockheed Martin have cut their funding to the the scouts.

A Disney spokesperson had no official comment on the decision, according to the Orlando Sentinel. However, the spokesperson did highlight a corporate policy in which grants will not be given to groups that “operate or support activities that are counter to the policies of The Walt Disney Company,” which is considered to be a gay-friendly employer, according to the report.

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