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The fight for LGBT rights is like the current day Civil Rights Movement and also a buzzing hot topic in the 2012 Presidential Election. Ever since President Obama made his public declaration for supporting Gay Marriage earlier this year, Right-Wing Conservatives have been just as vocal about their views against it.
A seemingly growing minority, it is estimated that 3.8% of the United States Population are homosexual (according to a UCLA Williams Institute Study). That being said, the support of this particular population is increasingly important to politicians, especially in the Presidential election.
Recently major corporation executives have been more vocal than normal about their views on hot button political issues. The Chief Operating Officer of Chick-Fil-A restaurants, Dan Cathy, voiced his and ultimately the view of the nationwide fast food chain, speaking out against same sex marriage. The company operates on Christian principles honoring the Sabbath by closing on Sundays. Cathy stated “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit,” Cathy said. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
His views created backlash in the media, resulting in Republican commentator Mike Huckabee calling for a “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day”. Millions of people across the country joined in and supported the company. Lines wrappred around building and into adjoining parking lots at locations nationwide and it was surely no coincidence that they were all craving waffle fries. I wonder if Mr. Cathy will take some of today’s surplus and donate it the Romney agenda?
America was founded on the principles for equal rights to all, but in that same document also evoked the right of freedom of speech…wheres the balance? Are you still eating at Chick-Fil-A or are do you refuse? Spill the beans below…