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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:12 PM

Chick-Fil-A President’s Public Stance Against Gay Marriage Surprises Some Advocates [View all]

By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, July 19, 1:33 PM

ATLANTA — Gay rights advocates were surprised Thursday that the president of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has taken a public position against same-sex marriage.

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said this week that his privately owned company is “guilty as charged” in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family unit.

The Atlanta-based chain opened its first location in a Georgia mall in 1967 and grown to more than 1,615 restaurants in 39 states and Washington, D.C,. with annual sales over $4.1 billion, according to its website.

“We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that,” Cathy told the Baptist Press, the news agency of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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