Will Chick-fil-A Stop Giving Money to Anti-Gay Marriage Groups?
Chick-fil-A appears to have turned over a new leaf since its controversial political stances are hurting its pocketbook.
After months of nationwide media coverage over company president Dan Cathy’s financial support of groups that seek to ban same-sex marriage, the charity division of the fast food giant has reportedly agreed to stop giving money to these organizations.
While many right-leaning politicians supported Chick-fil-A, gay advocacy groups called for a boycott of the chicken chain.
Meanwhile, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee promised to try to block the chain from infiltrating their cities. Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno’s district in Chicago was supposed to be home to a Chick-fil-A franchise, which he protested.
Now, according to LGBT advocacy organization The Civil Rights Agenda, the charitable arm of the corporation said it will not support groups against same-sex marriage.
A letter to Moreno read as follows:
Chick-fil-A will no longer give money to anti-gay organizations and they have clarified in an internal document that the company will treat every person equally, regardless of sexual orientation.
Reportedly, company executives echoed the sentiment in face-to-face meetings.
The new policy was neither confirmed nor denied by the company.