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Sep
2012

In In the Press

By Scouts for Equality

United Way of Cleveland Pulls BSA Funding for 2013

On 25, Sep 2012 | In In the Press | By Scouts for Equality

Paul Clark, United Way’s board chairman, said the move came as a result of the local agency’s recent adoption of an equal opportunity and diversity policy for itself and its partner agencies. “I think they view their policy as one of protection . . . ,” Clark said. “I think the premise of the protection idea is that anyone who is homosexual is a pedophile. I abhor that. I think it’s indefensible.”
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24

Sep
2012

In Campaign News

By Scouts for Equality

Intel Pauses Donations Over BSA’s Anti-Gay Policy

On 24, Sep 2012 | In Campaign News | By Scouts for Equality

In two days, Scouts for Equality amassed over 31,000 petition signatures asking Intel to stop its donations to the Boy Scouts of America until they end their policy of discrimination. Intel, holding true to their 100% rating by the Human Rights Campaign, quickly responded and has agreed to require recipients of their funding to sign a statement of non-discrimination.

As the largest corporate donor to the Boy Scouts, the loss of Intel sends a clear message to the BSA that discrimination is wrong, and that “A Scout is Equal.”
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