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The End of Denial About What It Means to Eat Chick-fil-A
July 26 2012 12:22 PM ET

WATCH: She Loves Chick-fil-A, But 'I Can't Just Look the Other Way Anymore'

Lucas Grindley

Author Jackson Pearce isn't going to be eating at Chick-fil-A anymore.

Rick Santorum Touts Chick fil A in Tweet
July 25 2012 5:25 PM ET

Santorum: Chick-fil-A Is Awesome

Trudy Ring

The antigay former senator appears to support the call for an 'appreciation day' for the company, under fire for executives' antigay views.

Glee Actor Tweets Displeasure With Chick fil A While Others Cook Up Protests
July 25 2012 1:16 PM ET

Glee Actor 'Through With' Chick-fil-A; Activists Cook Up Protests

Trudy Ring

Glee's Grant Gustin tweets that he'll no longer patronize the fast-food chain, while activists plan a kiss-in and other actions in protest of the company's funding of antigay groups.

Chick-fil-A Offers Customers Strange Explanation for Missing Kids Meal Toys
July 24 2012 6:48 PM ET

Chick-fil-A's Odd Explanation for the Missing Kids Meal Muppets

Lucas Grindley

Children won't find Muppets inside Chick-fil-A kids meals anymore. And there seems to be disagreement over exactly why.

Denver Cake Shop Refuses to Make Gay Couple's Wedding Cake
July 22 2012 12:01 PM ET

Denver Cake Shop Refuses to Make Gay Couple's Wedding Cake

Michelle Garcia

A cake shop in Denver told a gay couple last week that they are refusing to make them a rainbow-layered wedding cake this fall. 

Gaming Company Says DOMA is Bad for Businesses
July 21 2012 11:53 AM ET

Gamers Say DOMA is Bad for Business

Michelle Garcia


Chick fil A May Be Banned in Boston
July 20 2012 1:03 PM ET

Chick-fil-A May Be Banned in Boston

Trudy Ring

The fast-food chain doesn't belong in Boston because of its antigay stances, says Mayor Thomas Menino.

Foods That Tony Perkins Cannot Eat
July 20 2012 4:00 AM ET

Foods That Tony Perkins Can't Eat

Charles Hicks

Antigay activists would only be eating their words if they attempted to boycott every pro-LGBT food and beverage company.

Idaho Bar Boycotts PepsiCo, MillerCoors For Supporting LGBT Group
July 19 2012 5:09 PM ET

Idaho Bar Boycotts Pepsi, MillerCoors For Being Pro-Gay

Charles Hicks

The business' owners say these companies' participation in the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce promotes a "political stance" it doesn't like.

Chick-fil-A Touts Bible and Antigay Donations in Statement
July 19 2012 12:21 PM ET

Chick-fil-A Touts Bible, Antigay Donations in Official Statement

Lucas Grindley

While trying to downplay its president's proud opposition to marriage equality, the restaurant chain is careful not to contradict anything he said.

LGBT Friendly Alternatives to ExxonMobil
July 19 2012 4:00 AM ET

Fed Up With Exxon? Pump Here

Camille Beredjick

ExxonMobil is a notoriously poor place for LGBT people to work if they want equal benefits. Bring your business to a more equality-minded company, as ranked by HRC's Corporate Equality Index.

Ed Helms Star of The Hangover and The Office Joins Chick fil A Boycott
July 18 2012 2:14 PM ET

Chick-fil-A Boycott: Actor Ed Helms Is In

Jeremy Kinser

The star of The Hangover and The Office calls the fast food franchise's stance on marriage equality "lame" and says it has lost a loyal customer.