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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.

It appears Texas leaders cared more about getting the anti-LGBTQ+ company into the San Antonio airport than Chick-fil-A itself did.

September 14 2020 8:53 PM

The fast-food chain's anti-LGBTQ history soured the stomachs of Britons. 

April 06 2020 4:05 PM

The fast-food chain came under fire for its past donations to anti-LGBTQ groups.

January 21 2020 3:55 PM

Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association boasts of receiving a letter from the company's CEO about its giving policy that actually went to hundreds.

January 08 2020 4:36 PM

Some on the far right say the company has abandoned its Christian values by ceasing donations to anti-LGBTQ groups.

November 21 2019 5:20 PM

Sorry, Chick-fil-A ... your chicken still tastes like hate. 

November 21 2019 2:04 PM

The company still doesn't have an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination policy, the Human Rights Campaign points out.

November 18 2019 4:11 PM
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