A reader took the photo above yesterday afternoon and writes:
“There was a Chik fil a food truck at metro center (I think 12th street, wherever they all usually line up) and there was a huge crowd protesting, chanting, and so on. Still seemed like plenty of people on line for the truck …”
NBC Washington reported:
The group included members from the Human Rights Campaign protesting recent statements by Dan Cathy, the president of Chick-fil-A, who recently told Baptist Press, “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives.”
His statements, which many believe oppose same-sex marriage, have fired up gay rights advocates across the country. Mayors in both Boston and Chicago have urged the company to reconsider locating restaurants in their cities, and the Jim Henson company recently pulled toys from kid’s meals.