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Chick-fil-A

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.

Hungry politicians ordered food during their sit-in for gun control, but did it need to come from a chain run by a homophobe?

June 24 2016 3:31 PM

The NYC mayor will not be endorsing the fast-food chain, due to the owner's past anti-LGBT remarks.

May 08 2016 2:17 PM

A petition on change.org 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
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