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Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno

Chicago alderman angered after Chick-fil-A denies agreement to end anti-gay donations

Monday, September 24, 2012
CHICAGO, IL -- Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno is again threatening to block Chick-fil-A from building a restaurant in his ward after reports published on Friday signaled that promises made by Chick-fil-A executives to him and a local LGBT advocacy group (that the company was going to cease financial support of several noted anti-gay organizations) were nullified by Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy. [ Read more → ]
Protesters at a Chicago Chick-fil-A on Aug. 1, 2012.

Chick-fil-A to end anti-gay donations, mandates equal treatment of gays

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
CHICAGO -- After months of negotiations with Chicago Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno over its anti-gay positions and donations, Chick-fil-A has agreed to cease donations from its non-profit charity to anti-gay organizations and issued a company-wide internal mandate calling for the equal treatment of all employees and customers, the alderman said. [ Read more → ]
Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno

Chicago GOP calls for investigation into Alderman’s proposed Chick-fil-A ban

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Chicago Republican Party leaders filed a complaint with Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Illinois Department of Human Rights Wednesday, alleging that Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno violated provisions of the state’s Human Rights Act and the First Amendment, when he said he would block Chick-fil-A from opening its second Chicago location in his ward. [ Read more → ]
Thomas Menino

Boston mayor backs off Chick-fil-A; ACLU warns politicians to avoid threats

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he won’t back down from his stance against Chick-fil-A and its anti-marriage equality stance, but acknowledged Thursday he cannot prevent the fast-food chain from opening a new franchise across the street from City Hall. [ Read more → ]

Outrage escalates into public relations debacle for anti-gay Chick-fil-A

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The fallout over remarks made by Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy last week, stating his opposition to LGBT rights, and in particular same-sex marriage, has turned into a public relations debacle for the Atlanta-based fast food chain. [ Read more → ]
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