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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.

After years of protests against the fast-food chain, activists have won. 

November 18 2019 12:09 PM

Students at West Linn High School say there have been several anti-LGBTQ incidents, plus they don't want a Chick-fil-A truck at football games.

November 15 2019 8:07 PM

The fast-food chain announced a release date for its formerly sold-out item.

October 28 2019 1:03 PM

Protests against the fast food chain, which has a history of supporting anti-LGBTQ causes, led a landlord to say the lease won't be extended.

October 21 2019 8:26 AM

The principal of a New Orleans high school says the fast-food franchise's antigay values don't align with the school's.

October 15 2019 5:29 PM

Queer activists say that West's song "Closed on Sunday" takes an "anti-LGBTQ stance."

October 01 2019 7:08 PM

The gay presidential candidate was caught unaware about the gay-friendly fast-food choice in an interview with The Breakfast Club

September 06 2019 12:00 PM