Chick-Fil-A Agrees to Pull Funding from Anti-LGBT Organizations
Chick-Fil-A has agreed to stop funding of anti-LGBT organizations such as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage according to a statement issued Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, the Illinois-based LGBT advocacy group The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) had announced that Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno had received a letter from the organization that funding to anti-LGBT group would cease. Earlier this year, Moreno took the Chick-Fil-A controversy to a new level when he refused to allow a Chick-Fil-A franchise to open in his district because of its anti-LGBT funding.
According to the Associated Press, Chick-Fil-A issued a statement in response to TCRA that the fast-food chain's non-profit branch and decided "to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena."
Media Resources: Associated Press 9/19/12; Los Angeles Times 9/19/12
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