Chick-fil-A was the source of controversy following a series of antigay marriage public statements made in June 2012 by chief operating officer Dan Cathy who personally opposes same-sex marriage. The statements followed reports that Chick-fil-A's charitable endeavor, the WinShape Foundation, had made millions in donations to political organizations opposing LGBT rights, and also that the chain co-sponsored a marriage conference along with the Pennsylvania Family Institute (PFI), opposing gay marriage. In reaction, LGBT rights activists called for protests and boycotts of the chain, while counter-protestors rallied in support by eating at the restaurants. National political figures both for and against the actions spoke out and some business partners severed ties with the chain.

A petition on wants the fast food chain to explain why a Nashville festival celebrating LGBT films lists Chick-fil-A as a sponsor.

October 31 2015 4:24 PM

A proposed Chick-fil-A franchise in Denver International Airport has been put on hold as City Council members raise concerns about the company's antigay positions.

August 21 2015 2:36 PM

A Hollywood franchise of the fast-food chain donated 20 percent of its Saturday proceeds to Campus Pride.

November 24 2014 7:50 PM

A California high school has banned Chick-fil-A from its campus, citing the national chain's well-documented antigay positions.

September 12 2014 2:07 PM

Lesbian pundit Sally Kohn makes a hilariously satirical analogy.

July 21 2014 5:12 PM

Two conservative figures say that conservative business leaders like Dan Cathy are being bullied into being silent on their political leanings.

April 14 2014 2:01 PM

Dan Cathy says his opinions on marriage haven't changed, he's just learned to keep them to himself.

March 17 2014 6:12 PM

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Cookeville, Tenn., was spray-painted last week with a message reading 'God Loves Fags and Chicken!'

January 15 2014 1:38 PM

Chick-fil-A has formed a business partnership with a professional basketball team in Florida.

November 22 2013 4:31 PM

Dan Cathy, with his history of antigay statements and donations, was a controversial choice for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta's Community Empowerment Award.

November 17 2013 12:38 PM