Caterpillar Inc. is cutting off its funding of the Boy Scouts of America.  The Illinois-based company says it will no longer fund scout troops because the organization discriminates against gay scout leaders, a policy that contradicts Caterpillar's own policy against discrimination based on sexual orientation.  

Caterpillar has turned down a request to renew its 25-thousand-dollar grant to the central Illinois scouting council. 


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