As much as Chick-fil-A loves the anti-gays, another Atlanta-based company says not so much. The UPS Foundation is dumping the Boy Scouts of America over its anti-gay policies. UPS is among the Atlanta companies routinely scoring a perfect 100 on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index. Stopping donations to the BSA and other groups that don’t align with its non-discrimination policy certainly seems like a natural next step. The company agrees and on Monday, confirmed to GLAAD that this new policy applies to its charitable giving.
The UPS Foundation seeks to support organizations that are in alignment with our focus areas, guidelines, and non-discrimination policy. UPS and The UPS Foundation do not discriminate against any person or organization with regard to categories protected by applicable law, as well as other categories protected by UPS and The UPS Foundation in our own policies. These include, but are not limited to race, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, pregnancy, age and religion.What can Brown do for you, BSA? Stop delivering $167,000 a year to various BSA entities, GLAAD says.
UPS confirmed to GLAAD that under these guidelines, which UPS said have been in development for several months, organizations that are unable to attest to having a policy or practices that align with the Foundation’s non-discrimination policy will no longer be considered eligible for funding.Of course, it’s the petition that made the difference. But sadly, Chick-fil-A will probably step up and replace the cash for the Scouts.