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National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Your Local Chick-fil-A

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Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day: Celebs Weigh In
Local Woman to Chick-fil-A: Apologize


By now, it's no secret that Chick-fil-A and the LGBT community are having trouble in their relationship.

While Chick-fil-A has never hidden the fact that it's a company with deep Christian ties, things have come to a head in the past week or so with the company's president and COO, Dan Cathy, making it very clear in an interview with the Baptist Press that he is extremely pro-traditional family. In other words -- against same-sex marriage.


What's more alarming is the fact that Chick-fil-A regularly donates millions in company profits to antigay groups.

According to Equality Matters, Chick-fil-A, through its WinShape

Foundation, has donated more than $4 million to organizations with antigay

agendas in the past three years alone.

Yesterday, former Gov. Mike Huckabee called for National Chick-fil-A Awareness Day. According to reports, hundreds of thousands of people

who agree with the restaurant chain's message supported the company by

eating chicken sandwiches. Now, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against

Defamation (GLAAD) is calling for its own protest -- in the sweetest way possible.

This

Friday, August 3, is being claimed as National Same-Sex Kiss Day. At 8

p.m. that day, same-sex couples are being asked to walk into their

local Chick-fil-A and share a kiss. No picket signs. No yelling. No name-calling. Just an old-fashioned kiss. As the National Same-Sex Kiss Day Facebook page states:

"Let's show Chick-fil-A that EVERYONE deserves to be able to fall in

love, start a family, and take their children to eat fried chicken after

a soccer match."

You're also encouraged to take a picture and share it on the "Kiss Day" Tumblr page.

Will

you participate in National Same-Sex Kiss Day? Clean Plate Charlie

would like to know. In the meantime... a big

smooch from us!



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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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