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Updated on September 23, 2012

Bigotry Is Bad For Business

It passed with little notice, that Chick-Fil-A has decided it will leave the debate over same-sex marriage to the political arena.

While it may seem like a victory for advocates of gay, lesbian, etc equality. The decision may more a matter of removing a hindrance to the company's desire to expand beyond the South. Much of this started when the Mayor of Boston, and a Chicago Alderman blocked applications for restaurants on the grounds of the company's and it's President's opinions. If the company wishes to expand into places like California, college campuses, and more progressive cities, it needs to change its stance.

Or are they just going to keep quiet? The company can easily still support reactionary politicians, and as The Advocate reported, they can easily back homophobic groups indirectly.

I can only hope the the Human Rights Campaign, and other groups working for equality continue to keep monitoring and pressuring Chick-Fil-A and other businesses who oppose equality not just for homosexuals, but women and other outgroups to change their practices.


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    • justmesuzanne profile image

      justmesuzanne 5 years ago from Texas

      Never frequented Chick-Fil-A before and definitely won't henceforth! Voted up and useful!

    • TeaPartyCrasher profile image

      TeaPartyCrasher 5 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      Don't give me any ideas ;P

    • yoginijoy profile image

      yoginijoy 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic, USA

      I didn't realize that Chick-Fil-A had such a policy. Wow. I always choose where and how I spend my hard earned dollars very carefully and will avoid this restaurant from now on.

      Thank you for writing on this subject. I would be interested in learning about other companies that you are aware of that have such exclusive policies. This is the kind of information that can help us create change!

      Great hub!