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'Chick-fil-A' gay rights debate

2012-08-04 08:35:01 GMT2012-08-04 16:35:01(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Partners Haley Key (L), and Stefania Alon-Key participate during the nationwide "kiss-in" at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in the CNN center in Atlanta, Georgia, August 3, 2012. Same Sex Kiss Day is a reaction to comments made last week from Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy who supports the bibilical definition of the "family unit". (REUTERS/Tami Chappell)

Same sex couple Tyler Savage and Larry Farris kiss outside a Chick-fil-A restaurant on August 3, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. Several couples gathered to kiss in support of a National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A held across the country in response to Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jim Fortier, left, and Mark Toomajian, kiss as they join about two dozen members of gay rights groups and others protesting outside the Decatur, Ga., Chick-fil-A restaurant Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. Gay rights activists plan kiss demonstrations at Chick-fil-A stores Friday, just days after the company set a sales record when customers flocked to the restaurants to show support for the fast-food chain owner's opposition to gay marriage. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

Supporters of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, wait in line, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in Lancaster, Pa. Chick-fil-A supporters are eating at the chicken chain's restaurants as the company continues to be criticized for an executive taking a public position against same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Intelligencer Journal, Marty Heisey)

Gay marriage supporters, from left, Emmie Hesley, Cathy Dear and Amy Paffenroth hold signs in front of a Chick-fil-A in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Thursday Aug. 2, 2012, in protest of the chicken eatery's stance on gay marriage. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Nick Tomecek)

While the spark for protests both for and against Chick-fil-A stemmed from comments the company's CEO, Dan Cathy, made supporting traditional marriage, the issues driving people to the streets go deeper than one executive's words. (Aug. 3)

(Agencies)

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