The Los Angeles Police Department has decided to end its association with the Boy Scouts of America due in part to its anti-gay policies, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. The police commission voted to replace the programming managed by the partnership with LAPD’s own Explorer program.
The LAPD plans to launch its own Explorer program for young people this month, removing the Boy Scouts of America from management, officials said Tuesday.
The Police Commission voted two months ago to end its relationship with the Scouts because of the organization’s policies that discriminate against gays. The program had been operated by the Learning for Life Foundation, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts.