19th September 2012
Link reblogged from localcreature with 610 notes
After a hellish summer of one media disaster after another, stemming from CEO Dan Cathy’s staunch opposition to LGBT rights, Chick-fil-A has announced “internally” that it will no longer donate to anti-gay organizations.
A Chicago gay rights group called The Civil Rights Agenda announced the news in a press release:
“We are very pleased with this outcome and thank Alderman Moreno for his work on this issue,” Anthony Martinez, executive director of TCRA, said in the statement. “I think the most substantive part of this outcome is that Chick-fil-A has ceased donating to organizations that promote discrimination, specifically against LGBT civil rights. It has taken months of discussion, both with our organization and with the Alderman, for Chick-fil-A to come forward with these concessions and we feel this is a strong step forward for Chick-fil-A and the LGBT community, although it is only a step.” [Emphasis added.]
Said to be titled “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are,” the fast food chain’s “internal memo” reportedly states that they will “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender.”
Holy crap. It’ll take a little while before we see the results of this supposed change, but if they mean what they say, wow. This is huge.