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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a group dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry while seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society, has joined GLAAD and Scouts for Equality in urging Amazon to end its support of the Boy Scouts of America through the company's charitable giving program, AmazonSmile.
Former United States Defense Secretary, Dr. Robert M. Gates, has been elected to the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), on which he will serve as a member of the executive committee and as the national president-elect.
Local United Way decides to stop funding local Boy Scout programs.
Caterpillar Inc. has announced that it will suspend any donations to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the organization's discriminating policy against gay adults. The heavy equipment manufacturer says the move wasn't a direct result of the recent vote by the organization to allow gay youth but continue their ban on gay leaders, rather it was a result of discussions within the company following a donation request by the BSA for $25,00 in funds.
The Southern Baptist Church has approved a resolution of their "continued opposition to and disappointment" in the Scouts' decision this past May to open membership policies for openly gay youth.
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The White House welcomes the policy change, allowing gay Scouts into the Boy Scouts of America.