Steve Martin, Lisa Vanderpump and other celebrities speak out about Chick-fil-A

Celebrities have taken to Twitter in response to the anti-LGBT stance of fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A and its COO Dan Cathy

Over the past several weeks, media outlets have focused on the controversy surrounding comments made about marriage for same-sex couples by Cathy. But many media reports have not asked some critical questions, and have presented incomplete or incorrect stories to audiences. GLAAD released facts and figures for media covering Chick-Fil-A. With all of the focus on Chick-fil-A in the media, celebrities have entered the conversation. 

Stars like The Hangover's Ed Helms and Glee's Grant Gustin previously took to Twitter and spoke out against the restaurant.

Other celebrities started tweeting this week about Chick-fil-A's anti-LGBT policy. Legendary actor and comedian Steve Martin took the opportunity to make a joke about the restaurant: 

Openly gay Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto tweeted a Huffington Post piece in which Conor Gaughan points out, "When gays get so angry about a chicken sandwich, it is because Chick-fil-A has given around $5 million to fight to discriminate against us."

Real Housewives star Lisa Vanderpump called the restaurant's anti-LGBT stance "shameful" in a retweet from GLAAD:

Celebs including Perez Hilton, Fran Drescher, Frenchie Davis and Marysol Patton also retweeted and urged followers to support GLAAD instead of eating at Chick-fil-A. You can check out what others are doing to speak out against Chick-fil-A's anti-LGBT stance at http://glaad.org/chick-fil-a.

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.