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Fans, protesters, PETA converge on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

Tiffany Hsu
L.A. Times [1]
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The culture war over a chicken sandwich comes to a head today, as supporters and opponents of gay marriage battle out their differences at Chick-fil-A counters and parking lots across the country.

Dan Cathy, president of the Atlanta-based fast-food chain, has turned his company into ground zero for debates about same-sex unions, free speech, corporate America and viral social media. Two weeks ago, he deemed his company “guilty as charged” of supporting “the biblical definition of the family unit.”

In rapid succession, figures such as Rick Santorum, Roseanne Barr, Sarah Palin, Conan O’Brien and a slew of mayors weighed in.

But it’s former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s contribution that’s getting the most play today. Early in the debate, the former Arkansas governor declared Aug. 1 to be Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day and urged supporters to swarm into the restaurants in support.

Full story here. [1]