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Report: Lockheed Martin ends donations to BSA due to policy on gay leaders

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Posted at 3:28 PM, Dec 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-19 17:28:35-05

Lockheed Martin has reportedly announced it will halt its donations to the Boy Scouts of America due to the organization’s ban on gay adults serving as leaders.

FOX News reports that the announcement came Thursday after the company reviewed their philanthropy guidelines.

Lockheed Martin Spokesman Gordon Johndroe said they will not support nonprofit organizations that don’t align with the corporate policies and commitment to diversity held by the company, FOX News reports. The amount the company has contributed to the Boy Scouts has not been disclosed.

FOX News reports that the Maryland-based company joins UPS Inc, Merck & Co. and Intel in withdrawing support for the BSA over the last two years in response to the organization’s stance on members who are gay.

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