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.
Hollywood Chick-fil-A Hosts LGBT Fundraiser
November 24 2014 7:50 PM ET

Hollywood Chick-fil-A Hosts LGBT Fundraiser

Sunnivie Brydum

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

WATCH: Calif. High School Rejects Chick-fil-A Donation Over Antigay Stance
September 12 2014 1:07 PM ET

WATCH: Calif. High School Says No 'Mor' Chick-fil-A

Sunnivie Brydum

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

Is Chick-fil-A Like Gay Sex?
July 21 2014 4:12 PM ET

Is Chick-fil-A Like Gay Sex?

Rebecca Juro

Lesbian pundit Sally Kohn makes a hilariously satirical analogy.

Huckabee, Perkins Slam Chick-fil-A CEO Over Marriage Backtrack
April 14 2014 1:01 PM ET

WATCH: Huckabee, Perkins Slam Chick-fil-A CEO 

Michelle Garcia

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

Chick-fil-A's CEO Now Wiser on Marriage Equality Debate
March 17 2014 5:12 PM ET

Chick-fil-A's CEO Wiser on Marriage Equality Debate

Sunnivie Brydum

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

WATCH: Pro-Gay Vandals Strike Tenn. Chick-fil-A
January 15 2014 1:38 PM ET

WATCH: Pro-Gay Vandals Strike Tenn. Chick-fil-A

Sunnivie Brydum

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

Which NBA Team Endorses Chick-fil-A?
November 22 2013 4:31 PM ET

Which NBA Team Endorses Chick-fil-A?

Daniel Reynolds

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

Civil Rights Group Honors Chick-fil-A CEO, Draws Ire
November 17 2013 12:38 PM ET

Civil Rights Group Honors Chick-fil-A CEO, Draws Ire

Trudy Ring

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.

Chick fil A Vandal Will Not Be Charged
August 30 2012 12:48 PM ET

Chick-Fil-A Vandal Won't Face Criminal Charges

Sunnivie Brydum

A gay artist who admitted to vandalizing a Torrance, Calif., Chick-fil-A with the words "Tastes Like Hate" will not face criminal charges, the Los Angeles County D.A. announced.

Maryland Chick fil A Vandalized With Stickers Rainbow Flag
August 13 2012 12:39 PM ET

Maryland Chick-fil-A Vandalized With Stickers, Rainbow Flag

Lauren Jow

It's the second time in a week a Chick-fil-A franchise has been vandalized. 

Police Arrest Chick fil A Graffiti Vandal
August 10 2012 3:20 PM ET

Chick-fil-A Graffiti Vandal Arrested

Lauren Jow

The West Hollywood artist who claimed responsibility for painting “Tastes Like Hate” on a Torrance, Calif., Chick-fil-A has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Chick fil A COO Dan Cathy Officially Comes Out as Antigay
July 17 2012 1:57 PM ET

Chick-fil-A Antigay? 'Guilty as Charged'

Michelle Garcia

In a new interview, the restaurant chain's chief operating officer has it coming out as anti-marriage equality.