FFRF dissolves partnership between Maryland DNR and Boy Scouts (Dec. 22, 2014)

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has ended a partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, which discriminates against atheists and agnostics, as well as LGBT adults.

The DNR previously had an annual charter agreement with the Baltimore Boy Scouts in which the DNR agreed to conduct a scouting program in accordance with the Boy Scouts’ policies. “The DNR cannot continue to sponsor this discriminatory program,” wrote Staff Attorney Patrick Elliott in a letter to the DNR on Sept. 24, 2014.

The DNR responded on Dec. 22, informing FFRF that the charter agreement had expired and would not be renewed.

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