Is Chick-fil-A re-thinking their anti-gay views?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 8:40pm

With Chick-fil-A's recent reputation for anti-gay support, going to get a sandwich can be a political issue.

When Chick-fil-A tried to open a location in a Chicago neighborhood, they were met with opposition from Joe Moreno, a local city official who didn't want the restaurant in his neighborhood because of it's stance on gay rights.

After months of negotiations, the city and Chick-fil-A have come to an agreement.

According to a press release from the LGBT rights group, the Civil Rights Agenda, says that a letter signed by the restaurant's Senior Director of Real Estate state that in meetings, executives in the company said that Chick-fil-A will not donate to anti-gay organizations.
 The release goes on to say that an internal memo would be sent out to "treat every person with honor, dignity, and respect-regardless of the beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender."

While this compromise has made Moreno happy, Adrienne Critcher of People Acting for Change and Equality, thinks that part of the reason this happened was a business decision so that the restaurant could open the Chicago location.

She reminds people that as of right now, Chick-fil-A's public stance hasn't changed.

Only time will tell if Chick-fil-A does actually chance their views on gay rights.


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