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.
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.