Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A

Posted by on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Ever since Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy spoke out against gay marriage in favor of "the biblical definition of the family unit" (his words to Baptist weekly newspaper, The Biblical Recorder), social media has been afire with LGBT equality advocates vowing to boycott the fast food chicken chain.

The Jim Henson Co. even pulled its Muppet toys from Chick-fil-A kids' meals. Mayors Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Thomas Menino of Boston told Chick-fil-A the chain wasn't welcome in their cities.

Now, equality activists have organized a National Same Sex Kiss Day in response to Cathy's public disapproval of gay marriage. On Friday, August 3rd, thousands will gather outside Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country to kiss same-sex partners and friends.

The Memphis protest is planned for 6:45 p.m. in front of the Chick-fil-A at 1980 Union Avenue. For more information or to RSVP, check out the event's Facebook page.

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