Chick-fil-A Owner Treats Gay Marriage Rally to Meal
California franchisee wanted to show his tolerance
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 29, 2013 8:19 AM CDT
A gay couple kisses in front of an Alabama Chick-fil-A in protest in this file photo.   (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Hal Yeager, File)

(Newser) – A group of California gay marriage supporters got a pleasant surprise on Monday, in the form of free meal tickets from a fast food chain many had probably regarded as the enemy. Local Chick-fil-A franchise owner Corey Braun says he handed out the coupons to promote a message of tolerance. "There were a lot of things said over the past year," he tells the LA Daily News . "I wanted to show that Chick-fil-A doesn't discriminate against anybody. We serve everyone."

When Braun showed up at the rally, organizers even handed him the microphone. "We got quiet and we were listening, and with some skepticism," says a board member of a local LGBT group. But "when people are open and apologetic and accepting, it's touching to us. It feels like acceptance, and we just want to be accepted."

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DaveMartin
Apr 1, 2013 3:06 PM CDT
the people of this nation are idiots. homosexual love, if that is what you want to call it, is simply lust. homosexuals don't reproduce and it is unnatural.
right2dave
Mar 31, 2013 12:59 PM CDT
Eat More....err Chicken?
Nocturno
Mar 30, 2013 5:55 PM CDT
Of course you serve everybody, at least anyone who pays a bill. None questioned that. Problem is your public opinion on your homosexual fellow citizens that is insulting, your financing of anti-gay movements and foundations. That is the problem.