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Chicago Gay Group and Cardinal Enter Chick fil A Battle
August 03 2012 1:49 PM ET

Whose 'Chicago Values'? Gay Group, Cardinal Join in Chick-fil-A Fray

Trudy Ring

A Windy City gay organization files a discrimination claim against the company, while the local Catholic archbishop uses the controversy to rail against 'gender-free marriage.'

Graffiti Says Chicken Tastes Like Hate
August 03 2012 12:51 PM ET August 03 2012 3:10 PM ET

Mmm — Chicken 'Tastes Like Hate,' Says Graffiti

Trudy Ring

A Chick-fil-A in Torrance, Calif., was vandalized overnight with graffiti saying its food 'Tastes Like Hate.'

Activists Hold Kiss-in Day to Protest Chick-fil-A
August 03 2012 7:59 AM ET

Kiss-In: The View Today Outside Chick-fil-A


See photos from a kiss-in today to protest Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s vocal opposition to marriage equality via millions in donations.

Cake Shop Owner Says He Would Rather Close Than Sell to Gay Couple for Wedding
August 02 2012 5:40 PM ET

Owner Says He'd Close Before Selling Wedding Cake to Gay Couple

Lucas Grindley

The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop says he's rather close than sell a cake to a gay c

August 02 2012 1:33 PM ET

The Abbey Invents a Chick-fil-Gay Sandwich

View at LAist

The famed Los Angeles bar has a new item on its menu, and the revenue heads toward equality groups.

Meet the Antigay Customers at Chick-fil-A
August 02 2012 12:53 PM ET

WATCH: Meet the Antigay Customers at Chick-fil-A

Lucas Grindley

Chick-fil-A declares it had a record day Wednesday as a result of Mike Huckabee's call for an "Appreciation Day." But the experience has left some gay and lesbian employees with a bad taste.

Gay CEO Takes Company From MIT to TV
August 02 2012 4:00 AM ET

Gay CEO Takes Company From MIT to TV

David Duran

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. Meet the young MIT graduate who is revolutionizing what you watch.

The Last Chicken Story We Are Writing Today
August 01 2012 4:54 PM ET

The Last Chicken Story We're Writing Today

Diane Anderson-Minshall

As folks line up at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide this week (today is the evangelicals' "support" day, Friday is the same-sex "kiss-in" day), franchise owners and Chick employees are all on hi

Chick Fil A President Warns That Deprived Minds Like Marriage Equality
August 01 2012 4:17 PM ET

WATCH: Chick-fil-A President Calls Marriage Equality 'Twisted'

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Dan Cathy, president and COO of Chick-fil-A, has been raising eyebrows and ire nationwide with his recent statements about marriage equality.

Hamburger Marys to Donate Profits of Its New Hate Free Chicken Sandwich
August 01 2012 1:16 PM ET August 01 2012 6:57 PM ET

Hamburger Mary's to Donate Profits of Its New Hate-Free Chicken Sandwich

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Hamburger Mary's, the legendary LGBT- and drag-friendly chain of eateries that serve burgers with a side of sass, wants to remind customers that it's a place for "open-minded people, a place where

Companies That Are Bankrolling Right Wing Attack Ads
August 01 2012 12:54 PM ET

Companies That Are Bankrolling Right Wing Attack Ads

Diane Anderson-Minshall

ThinkProgress offers up a list of the companies that are giving over $25,000 to right wing attack ad groups.

Lesbian Activist Dresses as Cow to Keep the Moooovement Alive Against Chick Fil A
August 01 2012 12:34 PM ET August 01 2012 3:05 PM ET

Lesbian Activist Dresses as Cow to Keep the 'Moooovement' Alive Against Chick-Fil-A

Diane Anderson-Minshall

As the furor over Chick-Fil-A's millions of dollars of donations to anti-gay hate groups continues to grow, former Arkansas Gov.