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Taunton, MA: Edmund Hatch Bennett Elementary School (1 school)
Burnsville, MN: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools
Chapel Hill, NC: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools
East Hampton, NY
Kimball Elementary School, Seattle, WA
Barre Town, VT
Jamestown, NY: Jamestown Community College
2. Public Entities
San Diego, CA police department
Santa Clara, CA sheriff's department
West Palm Beach police department
Wilton Manors, FL
Los Angeles: City and police department are reviewing their ties to BSA
Santa Barbara county: No longer gives preferential treatment to Scouts in the use of city facilities
Princeton, NJ borough council: Denied local troop use of borough-owned space for a fundraising event
3. Corporate and Charitable Foundations
Connecticut State Employee Campaign Committee
J. P. Morgan & Co., Inc.
Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers
Levi Strauss & Co.
The Philadelphia Foundation
Portland General Electric
The Providence Journal Co.
Wells Fargo & Co.: Cut funding to BSA in 1992, although it altered policy in 1998 after a merger to allow individual bank presidents to make decisions regarding BSA contributions
Novell, Inc.: No longer does dollar-for-dollar matching of employee donations to BSA; now only matches employees' donations to United Way
4. Religious Groups
National: The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism issued a statement calling on Jewish families and synagogues to sever ties with BSA, calling the Scout policy incompatible with the organization's beliefs.
National: Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church stated that BSA's policy of denying membership based entirely on sexual orientation conflicts with the social principles of the denomination.
National: The Episcopal General Convention passed a resolution encouraging BSA to allow adult leaders to serve regardless of their sexual orientation.
National: Unitarian Universalist Association after the decision release: "We call upon the Boy Scouts of America to end their discrimination against gays...."
Chapel Hill, NC: Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church ended its 39-year sponsorship of two BSA groups in protest of the BSAâs policy
Oak Park, IL: Cornerstone Church had its application to charter a Boy Scout troop rejected because the church stated that it refuses to comply with the BSAâs anti-gay policy
Palm Beach, FL: Two Jewish Community Centers - the Kaplan JCC and the Adolph and Rose Levis JCC - ended sponsorship of BSA troops in protest of the anti-gay policy.
Denver, CO: Temple Emanuel has informed BSA that troops may no longer meet in its synagogue, and the Temple's Rabbi Steven Foster returned his Boy Scout badges
Denver, CO: Washington Park United Church of Christ ended its 60-year association with BSA with a "seperation ceremony" due to the anti-gay policy.
Madison, WI: Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ ended its sponsorship of a troop because of the BSA's policy.
East Brunswick, NJ: Temple B'nai Shalom ended its affiliation with two Boy Scout groups in protest of the BSA's policy.
Coral Gables, FL: Temple Judea voted to sever ties with its 49-year-old Boy Scout troop because of the BSA's policy
Taunton, MA: Union Congregational Church, a United Church of Christ congregation, announced that it will no longer sponsor a Scout troop or give them meeting space in protest of the BSA's policy.
Golden Valley, MN: Breck School, an Episcopal institution in, said it would no longer sponsor a Cub Scout pack that includes its students, because 'the Boy Scouts' policy of exclusion is in direct conflict with Breck's fundamental values of diversity and inclusion.'
Ocean Township, NJ: St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church has drawn up a policy requiring groups that use its facilities must include everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or other distinctions.
Norman, OK: St. Andrews United Methodist Church discontinued its charter relationship with Cub Scout Pack 70 in August.
Squirrel Hill, NJ: St. Edmund's Academy, a nondenominational school with Episcopal roots, announced in January 2001 that it would no longer sponsor a Cub Scout pack unless the BSA changes its anti-gay policy.
5. United Way Chapters Opposing the BSA's Anti-Gay Policy
Valley of the Sun, AZ (Tempe)
San Francisco, CA
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Silicon Valley, CA (San Jose/Silicon Valley)
Northern Fairfield County, CT (Danbury)
Norwalk & Wilton, CT
Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties, FL
Monroe County, IN (Bloomington)
Massachusetts Bay, MA
Fox Cities, WI
Northern Berkshire, MA (five cities in northern Massachusetts and one in Vermont)
Hampshire County, MA
Allegan County, MI
Greater Duluth, MN
Monadnock, NH (Southwestern New Hampshire)
Essex/West Hudson, NJ
Somerset County, NJ
Santa Fe, NM
Tucson and Southern Arizona
Palm Beach, FL
Snohomish County, WA (Everett)
Whatcom County, WA (Bellingham)
Greater Winona, MN
Jackson County, OR (Medford): Is cutting funding to BSA 15% every year until the discriminatory policy ends
Westchester and Putnam Counties, NY: Restricting funding to the BSA's Learning for Life program
Southeastern PA (Philadelphia): Restricting funding to the BSA's Learning for Life program
New Haven, CT: Gives money to BSA if donors request it, but no longer gives unrestricted funds
Heart of Florida (Orlando): No longer gives money automatically to BSA; donors must specifically request it
Broward County, FL: No longer gives money automatically to BSA; donors must specifically request it
Faribault, MN: Allows donors to exclude organizations like BSA from receiving their money
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: Allows donors to exclude organizations like BSA from receiving their money
California Capitol Region, CA (Sacramento): Requires all organizations being funded to adhere to a nondiscrimination policy
Moscow-Latah County, WA: Requires all organizations being funded to adhere to a nondiscrimination policy
Merrimack County, NH: Requires all organizations being funded to adhere to a nondiscrimination policy
Seacoast, NH: Requires all organizations being funded to adhere to a nondiscrimination policy
Southeastern New England (RI, parts of MA & CT): Requires all organizations being funded to adhere to a nondiscrimination policy
Bay County, MI (Bay City): Requires all organizations being funded to adhere to a nondiscrimination policy
Southeastern New England (RI, parts of MA & CT): Requires all organizations being funded to adhere to a nondiscrimination policy
King County, WA (Seattle and surrounding area): Restricting funding to the BSA's Learning for Life program
Pierce County, WA (Tacoma): Has given BSA until June 2003 to come up with a plan to adhere to its nondiscrimination policy
6. Individual BSA Groups Opposing the BSA's Anti-Gay Policy
Leaders of the BSA councils of New York City; Los Angeles; Chicago; West Los Angeles; Orange County, California; San Francisco; Philadelphia; Minneapolis; and Boston: At the Scouts' national meeting, these leaders proposed that the Scouts allow churches, schools, and other chartering organizations to decide for themselves whether to have gay scout members and leaders.
Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America: In a hearing of the New York City Council, council officials testified, "We firmly believe that anyone of any sexual orientation can live up to [Boy Scout] standards," vowing to try to convince the BSAâs national offices to change its policy.
Oak Park, IL: Seven Cub Scout packs were expelled from Scouting in January after they informed BSA that they could not comply with the anti-gay policy because it conflicted with city ordinances and school policies that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Piedmont, CA, Piedmont Council: Has informed BSA that it intends to defy the BSA's policy
Madison, WI, Cub Scout Pack 302: Has informed BSA of its opposition to the anti-gay policy; has been warned that its charter may be revoked*Four Lakes Council (Wisconsin): Adopted resolution asking the national organization to change its anti-gay membership policy
Richmond, CA, Sea Explorers: Has its own non-discrimination policy, in defiance of the BSA's stance
San Jose, CA, Troop 260: Has its own non-discrimination policy, in defiance of the BSA's stance
Westwood, CA Cub Scout Pack 34: Has vowed to defy the policy and is considering forming a new group separate from BSA
Boston, MA, Minutemen Council: Has its own non-discrimination policy, in defiance of the BSA's stance
Ann Arbor, MI, Cub Scout Pack 33: Adoped its own non-discrimination policy; when told by local BSA council they couldnât do that, the pack dis-affiliated and became a Camp Fire Boys and Girls group
St. Paul, MN, Indian Head Council: Passed a resolution asking BSA to reconsider its policy
Montclair, NJ, Cub Scout Pack 5: Parents protested the policy with a petition
Binghamton, NY, Baden-Powell Council: Passed a resolution asking BSA to reconsider its policy
Ashland, OR, Cub Scout Den 2 of Pack 320: Withdrew from BSA in protest of the policy
Providence, RI, Narragansett Council: Has twice asked BSA to reconsider its policy
Providence, RI, Cub Scout Pack 88: Den leaders announced that they will defy the BSA's policy
Providence, RI, Boy Scout Troop 28: Sent a letter to its council announcing that it will defy the BSA's policy
7. Other Actions by People/Organizations Against the BSA Anti-Gay Policy
Spurred by opposition to BSA's anti-gay policy, the American Medical Association adopted a resolution stating that youth groups should lift bans on membership for gay youth because these bans contribute to anxiety and depression among gay youth and are bad public health policy;
The Rhode Island Medical Society adopted a resolution saying that the Boy Scouts' anti-gay membership policy increases the likeliness of gay youth to be depressed and to commit suicide. At the annual American Medical Association (AMA) meeting this year, the organization urged the AMA to adopt a similar resolution that would apply to all youth organizations.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg stepped down from an advisory board of the BSA in April of 2001, stating, "The last few years in Scouting have deeply saddened me to see the Boy Scouts of America actively and publicly participating in discrimination. Itâs a real shame."
John Archer, longtime philanthropist and activist in Salem, MA, cut ties with the BSA over its discriminatory policy.
Michael R. Bloomberg, founder and chief executive of Bloomberg, L.P., spoke out against the BSA's policy of discrimination while being inducted into the Eagle Scout Hall of Fame in November of 2000
Justice James R. Lambden of the California State Court of Appeals has cut his ties with BSA, saying the group's policy is unacceptable and raises ethical questions for all California judges
New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele declined to accept the Boy Scouts' invitation to be honored at a dinner because of the BSA policy
Curtis Hainds, an Eagle Scout who was a member of the Order of the Arrow and was named American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year for the state of Missouri in 1992, resigned in 1999 because of the BSA policy
Rabbi Paul Menitoff, Executive Director of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, esigned his Eagle Scout rank and Order of the Arrow status in protest of the policy
Frank Edward Allen, head of the Institutes for Journalism and National Resources and an Eagle Scout since 1962, and his eldest son Zachary, an Eagle Scout since 1993, turned in their medals in protest of the policy
Gary Levitz, a major donor to the United Way of Johnson County, IA, resigned as campaign chairman of the United Way because of the agency's support of BSA, stating that United Way promotes anti-gay discrimination by supporting the Scouts.
National Education Association Representative Assembly adopted July 2000: "NEA will urge state and local affiliates to work with school boards to establish policies requiring that all private organizations using school facilities have non-discriminatory membership policies"
Communications Workers of America cut off ties to BSA and issued an Executive Board Resolution stating, "Teaching intolerance is a very poor lesson for our youth... CWA calls upon its local unions and members to refrain from supporting or participating in activities of the Boy Scouts."
Triangle Community Works, a nonprofit organization serving the gay and lesbian population in Chapel Hill, NC, refused to accept contributions from its local United Way because it continues to support the BSA.
Charlotte HIV/AIDS People Support, an AIDS agency in Port Charlotte, FL, announced in November of 2000 that it will not accept contributions from a BSA food drive due to the Scouts' discrimination
Evergreen AIDS Foundation in Bellingham, WA announced that it would no longer accept funds from its local United Way because it also funded BSA; shortly thereafter, the local United Way amended its anti-discrimination policy
Parris N. Glendening, Governor of Maryland, voiced his opposition to BSA policy in a letter to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland
Former President Bill Clinton, in an interview with The Advocate, publicly stated his feelings on the BSA's policy: "I think the policy is wrong... I believe they'll change, and I think we should keep working on them."
Syracuse University no longer will allow the Boy Scouts' Boy Power fund-raiser to take place on the campus. The University's Chancellor said that he could not allow the Boy Scouts to raise money that would further BSA's policies, which include exclusion based on sexual orientation.