Friday’s same-sex “Kiss-In” at Chick-fil-A might not have achieved the same traffic-stopping scope as Mike Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, but it still attracted media attention across the country. Though its president, Dan Cathy, believes that same-sex couples are inviting God’s judgment upon society and the company has given millions of dollars toward opposing LGBT equality, that will not stop gays and lesbians from loving and building families. Here’s a look at some of the protests:
- In Decatur, Georgia, protesters encouraged Cathy to accept a dinner invitation from a same-sex family.
- In Atlanta, Georgia, a brief kiss-in protest sought to tell customers that “God loves everyone.”
- In Los Angeles, California, the kiss-in lasted well into the night, allowing for live 11:00 PM newscasts.
- In Dallas, Texas, a very small protest still attracted media attention, riling a customer to try to eject them from the property in the middle of an interview.
- In Omaha, Nebraska, protesters were confronted by a customer who said, “You don’t have to be a pervert!”
- The Huffington Post has a collection of photos from other protests in Pompano Beach, Florida, Birmingham, Alabama, Houston, Texas, and other locations around the country.
After the disheartening image of thousands of people proudly eating chicken on behalf of their anti-gay beliefs, these simple photos remind that the LGBT community is unfazed in its struggle toward the freedom to marry.
Here also is a special song performance from Daniel Torres, who is currently understudying Ricky Martin in Evita in Broadway. He encourages people not to eat at Chick-fil-A, reminding them that even though the restaurant claims to operate according to the Bible, you shouldn’t “chow down at Chick-fil-A if you support the gays”: