Thousands of same-sex couples across the country on Friday gathered outside Chick-fil-A restaurants for a “kiss-in,” just two days after the company reportedly set a sales record when customers flocked to the restaurants to show support for the fast-food chain president’s opposition to gay marriage.
The debacle ignited last month when Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy, in an interview with the Baptist Press, said his company backed “the biblical definition of a family,” and in a follow-up statement said that same-sex marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”
The “kiss-in” demonstrations on Friday came just two days after former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister and Fox News pundit, declared Wednesday a Chick-fil-A “appreciation day.”
Some images from Friday’s demonstrations:
Chick-fil-A has come under fire from LGBT activists and advocacy groups since it was first reported last November that the company has donated millions of dollars to anti-gay organizations, hate groups, and organizations that advocate for reparative therapy.
When questioned about the donations, Cathy replied, “Guilty as charged.”
More images from the “kiss-in” demonstrations are here →