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Chick-Fil-A Approval Plummets

New numbers from polling organization YouGov reveal that the public's approval of Chik-Fil-A has taken a nosedive since it came to light that the fast food chain gave more than 2 million dollars to anti-gay causes and that its CEO Dan Cathy believes that marriage equality is "inviting God's judgment;" and that our culture has a "deprived mind."

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Philadelphia Councilman Blasts Chick-Fil-A Prez For Comments Against Marriage Equality

A Philadelphia City Councilman is joining those blasting the head of the fast food chain Chick-fil-A for his comments against marriage for same-sex couples.

City Councilman Jim Kenney has fired-off a letter to Dan Cathy, the Baptist president of the fast food chain who last week denounced marriage equality on a radio show, saying he supports the Biblical definition of a family unit.

CBS Philly
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July 26, 2012

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Orange County Youth Demonstrate Chick-fil-a Grand Opening

In the early morning hours, a group of youth gathered in Laguna Hills, California, to let people know that there are better dining options for LGBT equality then the newly opening Chick-fil-a restaurant. Youth from the Youth Empowered to Act (YETA) distributed fliers to inform potential customers of Chick-fil-a’s donations to anti-LGBT organizations and political statements. They also offered suggestions for alternatives to Chick-fil-a.

Guest Post: "An Average Couple" by Brian Edwards

In June, New Jersey couple Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere found that their engagement photo had been used in an anti-gay attack ad in Colorado by Eugene A. Delgaudio and the organization he runs, the Public Advocate of the United States. The ad was an attempt to make Tom and Brian look scary. The problem is, Tom and Brian are not scary. Brian wrote the following reflection that demonstrates how "not scary" they are as a couple.

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Paris Is Still Burning

DREA EBONY was clearly feeling it. Who wouldn’t marvel at the way she flipped her hair in a circle and kicked her leg out like a Rockette as she sauntered up and down that runway in her shiny gold pants and white tank top, as cheers from the crowd grew louder and louder.

The New York Times
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July 26, 2012

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