By Neal Broverman
Originally published on Advocate.com July 29 2012 12:45 PM ET
This weekend, Washington, D.C., mayor Vincent Gray joined the mayors of Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco by announcing the Chick-fil-A chain is not welcome in his city.
Gray went a step further on Twitter, referring to the Atlanta-based chain as "hate chicken." Chick-fil-A has funneled millions to groups that work to strip rights from LGBT people, while their CEO gives interviews disregarding LGBT families, saying he doesn't believe gays should be able to marry, and says anyone who believes otherwise is "arrogant," shaking their fist at God," and "invites God's judgment." He also claimed that Chick-fil-A managers have to help parent those not raised in traditional mother/father homes.
On Friday, Gray was asked his position on Chick-fil-A, but he declined to give a response at the time. Later he tweeted, "Given my long standing strong support for LGBT rights and marriage equality, I would not support #hatechicken."
While the chain is ubiquitous in D.C.'s suburbs, the only Chick-fil-A in the capitol is on the grounds of Catholic University. There are no current plans for any others, the Washington Post reports.