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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 07:22 PM

California Chick-Fil-A Offers Free Meals To Gay Marriage Supporters

A California Chick-fil-A did something shocking for same-sex marriage supporters this week: Supported them.

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The move came months after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy revealed his anti-gay stance in a July interview, saying he is "guilty as charged" when it comes to his franchise's "support of the traditional family."

"There were a lot of things said over the past year," Braun told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. "I wanted to show that Chick-fil-A doesn't discriminate against anybody. We serve everyone. We're happy to serve the community and this was an opportunity to have this group come in and show them our hospitality regardless of their beliefs, sexual orientation, or whatever. Chick-fil-A has never been about hate"

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Meanwhile, same-sex marriage advocates Wednesday posted signs in defense of equality on the front of a Chick-fil-A in San Antonio, Texas, according to Houston station KHOU. The signs were scrawled with messages like "Government can not dictate love," "Support love note hate" and "Your son is gay and everything will be okay."

The demonstrations come as the Supreme Court reviews the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8. DOMA defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman; Prop. 8 is a same-sex marriage ban passed in California in 2008.

In contrast to Chick-fil-A, other major companies have proudly come out in support of same-sex marriage. Budweiser, Expedia, Martha Stewart Living and HBO each designed their own versions of the red equality sign this week in a public display of unity.



A small, but significant starting point.

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marble falls Mar 2013 OP
Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Mar 2013 #1
Cooley Hurd Mar 2013 #2
Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Mar 2013 #3
msongs Mar 2013 #4
dlwickham Mar 2013 #5

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 07:28 PM

1. Little too late... damage done

It will take a lot of PR work to make me change my opinion about them.

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Response to Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 07:37 PM

2. It's a start. This = 1 chicken sandwich.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 09:51 PM

3. LOL "This = 1 chicken sandwich"

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 11:34 PM

4. so now they are going poison gay marriage supporters instead of bad mouth them? nt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:03 PM

5. the sandwiches are nasty

I wouldn't eat them even if they were free

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