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Citing policy on gays, Merck ends Boy Scouts donations

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. — Merck’s charitable foundation has stopped giving money to the Boy Scouts of America.

The Merck Foundation says the Boy Scouts’ exclusion of gays from its ranks and leadership positions conflicts with giving guidelines and the company’s nondiscrimination policy.

The foundation says it will reconsider giving money to the Boy Scouts if it changes its policy on sexual orientation.

Merck & Co. Inc. is a pharmaceutical and health company based in Whitehouse Station, N.J.

From wire dispatches and staff reports.

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