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Chick-fil-A exits gay marriage debate

2012-09-20 11:05

Atlanta — A Georgia-based restaurant chain that drew national attention when its owner reaffirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage says it's leaving the debate to politicians in the future.

Chick-fil-A issued a statement to that effect on Wednesday when asked to comment on a claim earlier in the day that the company had stopped funding organisations that oppose same-sex marriage.

Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno announced the alleged policy change, which he said followed extended negotiations. He said as a result, he would no longer try to block a Chick-fil-A restaurant from opening in his district.

The company declined to comment beyond a statement saying it planned "to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena".

Anti-gay groups listed as recipients of funds in the past declined to comment.

Comments
  • zaatheist - 2012-09-20 16:50

    The good citizens of the US are boycotting these homophobic retards. Now it is hurting. Good. Not everyone in the US is a red neck fundie.

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