World Vision board member resigns over gay uproar

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SEATTLE (AP) — A World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed a decision to recognize gay employees' marriages.

Board member Jacquelline Fuller told The Associated Press on Wednesday she left because she disagreed with the agency backtracking on a policy that would have recognized employees' same-sex spouses. Fuller directs corporate giving for Google Inc.

World Vision is an international relief group based in Washington state with an operating budget of nearly $1 billion. Employees are required to sign a statement of Christian faith.

Last week, the nonprofit lost thousands of donors and was condemned by many evangelical leaders after stating it would hire employees in gay marriages. In response, World Vision abandoned the policy.

A World Vision spokesman says no other board members have resigned.

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