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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Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued a proclamation commemorating the VAWA anniversary. . . .
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