Major League Soccer Ends Partnership with Boy Scouts Over Gay Ban
While they are contractually stuck with the homophobes at the Boy Scouts of America for the remainder of the 2012 season, Major League Soccer has announced that they have gone ahead an nipped that ugly partnership in the bud.
“Major League Soccer’s agreement with the Boy Scouts of America expires at the end of the 2012 season and MLS does not intend the renew the agreement for a variety of business reasons,” MLS President Mark Abbott said in a statement to Goal.com on Friday.
The BSoA’s doubling down on their commitment to discriminate against, publicly humiliate and ferret out gays from within their ranks reportedly didn’t sit well with MLS, who has spent considerable time and resources promoting anti-discrimination efforts for much of the past year.
It’s no longer good for business, or even acceptable really, for organizations and companies to blindly ally themselves with homophobic partners. The days of “so-and-so does not reflect the beliefs of our company, but we respect their right to say/do so” are quickly going the way of the dinosaur.
Now who wants to join us for a soccer game?
(via Yahoo Sports)