Caterpillar Drops Boy Scout Funding Over Gay Ban [USA]

Author: Sunnivie Brydum, (USA), Published on: 14 June 2013

The Boy Scouts of America's halfway ban on openly gay members…wasn't enough to keep former corporate supporter Caterpillar on board…"We have inclusive policies here at Caterpillar Inc., and the foundation abides by those," Pott told the AP. "We just don't feel that our two organizations align. However, if there's a change in the Boy Scouts' policies, we would certainly consider a change in the future grants — if there was a change that aligned with what our non-discrimination policies are."… "Although we are disappointed in this decision we believe Caterpillar is a great company and appreciate all it has done for the youth in local communities," BSA public relations director Deron Smith told the AP in an emailed statement…

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