Same-Sex Marriage Supporters to Hold "Kiss-in" Protest at Chick-fil-a

By Scott Sarvay

August 3, 2012 Updated Aug 3, 2012 at 12:36 PM EDT

UNDATED (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Chick-fil-a will be ground zero for a second time this week as gay customers and supporters protest the fast food chain's opposition to same sex marriage across the nation.

At Chick-fil-a restaurants across the country, gay customers plan to fight back against the restaurants by not only showing up, but also holding a kissing-in protest.

Carly McGhee, Organizer of "National Same Sex Kiss-in Day" says, “it's a way to show Chik-fil-a and the rest of the country that you know, our love is just as good as heterosexual love."

Chick-fil-a has been caught in the middle of the cultural clash over
“marriage” with gay rights advocates calling for a boycott of the restaurant after the Chick fil-a president said this about marriage:

Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-a President & COO said, "I think we are inviting god's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, 'we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage."

Those comments ignited a firestorm, rallying support on both sides of the debate.

Cathy Supporter, Sonja Holmes says, “I just happen to agree with his beliefs, because I do believe marriage is between a man and a woman."

Protester, Jose Chavira said, “This isn't an issue of freedom of speech. It's an issue of equality and human dignity."

Earlier in the week, Chick-fil-A supporters lined up in droves across the country making a statement about traditional marriage with their chicken sandwich. Reverend Billy Graham, Mike Huckabee and the Palin’s showed their support.

Nearly a hundred thousand people have been invited to Friday's "kiss-in". But some people think the demonstration will have little impact on the company's bottom line.

Cathy Supporter Brittnie Card says, “I agree with Chick-fil-a's position personally… I bet there are people who do believe in gay marriage or even are gay, and I bet you they're still eating at Chick-fil-a."

Chick-fil-a says it's always been upfront about its core belief. The company's founder uses biblically-based principles to manage the business. For example, the restaurant closes on Sundays.




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