A nationwide protest Friday was designed to counter the comments of Chick-fil-A’s president against same-sex marriage.
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s statements against gay marriage have upset the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender community, so they staged a kiss-in at the fast-food restaurants nationwide.
Malcolm Lazin is head of Equality Forum, a national LGBT group. He says the kiss-in activism has its roots in the ’70s.
A similar protest occurred “against the American Library Association when gay and lesbian (books) were invisible in the card catalogs of this country,” Lazin said. “And that helped in a certain sense. In a certain sense, it made us visible. So, in this particular case, this is also a freedom of expression, freedom of speech.”
Conservative groups turned out in force Wednesday at the fast-food restaurants to support Cathy.