Californians Against Hate said on Friday it was ending its two-week-old boycott against Ken Garff Automotive Group after the company agreed to adopt a nondiscrimination policy for gay, lesbian and transgender employees.

The gay rights group announced its boycott of the Utah-based company at a Salt Lake City news conference after it had learned that Katharine Garff had donated $100,000 to support Proposition 8, the California measure that yanked back the right of gays and lesbians to marry.

Fred Karger, founder of Californians Against Hate, said he had altered course after a series of meetings with company leaders but offered few details.

Karger said several meetings between himself, John and Robert Garff and Utah philanthropist and gay rights advocate Bruce Bastian had produced a positive result.

Bastian said Garff officials had agreed to implement a nondiscrimination policy for gay, lesbian and transgender employees but also added that “they are pretty much there already.”

“We were able to discuss this openly and honestly with the Garffs and reach an understanding,” Bastian told the Salt Lake Tribune. “I think they understand now why this was upsetting and hurtful to many people.”

Karger called a two hour meeting with CEO John Garff “wide-ranging and very productive,” and the settlement reached “a happy ending.”

The group's website devoted to the boycott,, was deleted over the weekend.

The Ken Karff Automotive Group is a 53 car dealership empire located mostly in Utah. John Garff has repeatedly said his mother's donation to the Yes-on-8 campaign was a person decision that should not reflect on the company.