Gay couples protest Cal Poly Chick-fil-A
August 4, 2012
Same sex couples and their allies showed their support for gay rights at Cal Poly’s Chick-fil-A on Friday.
The fast food restaurant has been embroiled in controversy since its president Dan Cathy came out against gay marriage in June. On Wednesday, gay marriage opponents held signs outside Cal Poly’s food court supporting Chick-fil-A.
The scene on Friday included picketers at all three entrances and a few same sex couples kissing in support of “National Same Sex Kiss Day.”
Members of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) held signs with statements such as “What came first the chicken or the gay,” while promoting not eating at the restaurant.
GALA President Will Russell said that after President Barack Obama came out in support of gay marriage, members of the Christian far right have become more involved in the opposition of gay marriage.
“GALA’s stance is that any form of discrimination is not ok,” Russell said. “We want to have the same rights as everyone else.”