(Billy Hallowell) Just when you thought the furor surrounding Chick-fil-A over the fast-food chain owners’ opposition to gay marriage was waning, you were wrong. Following a successful “Day of Appreciation” for the restaurant chain on Wednesday, gay rights activists and other supporters of marriage equality planned a retaliatory national “Kiss In” at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday.
Participants are encouraged to come to the fast-food chains and kiss a fellow demonstrator of the same sex. One organizer, Carly McGehee of Dallas, said she hopes the event helps gay youths “who feel isolated and are victims of bullying.”
“Without question, Dan Cathy has every right to voice his opinions and beliefs,” Herndon Graddick, president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, said in a statement.
“But he should meet and get to know the people that he’s speaking out against — the people who are harmed by his company’s multi-million dollar donations to anti-gay hate groups working to hurt everyday LGBT Americans and break apart loving families,” Graddick said.
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