BY LOU CHIBBARO, JR.
About 25 gay rights protesters formed a picket line in front of a Chick-fil-A food truck parked at a crowded street corner in downtown D.C. on Thursday, informing customers of the fast food chain that the company donates millions of dollars to anti-LGBT groups and causes.
The lunch hour protest, organized by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, was aimed at drawing attention to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s outspoken opposition to same-sex marriage and his financial support for groups seeking to ban same-sex marriage, according to HRC spokesperson Dan Rafter.
“HRC respects the right of Dan Cathy and of anyone to have their personal beliefs,” Rafter said. “But consumers need to know that Cathy’s personal beliefs are influencing how this company donates to organizations. So we’re out here today to make sure everyone knows where the money they’re spending with Chick-fil-A is going.”
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