American Family Association ends 2-year boycott of Ford for policies it says were gay-friendly

Published 6:58 pm Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A conservative group is ending its two-year boycott of Ford Motor Co. for donations to what it calls gay organizations.

Ford said Tuesday, however that it has decreased overall charitable spending and advertising in recent years because of financial losses.

The Tupelo, Miss.-based American Family Association says the automaker has met its conditions, including not making donations to gay organizations and ceasing almost all advertising in gay publications.

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Ford said in a statement Tuesday that its principles haven’t changed and that it is committed to treating everyone fairly.