We have absolutely no problem with Chick-fil-A achieving the American dream by building a successful business. The company invests its earnings to advance its values. As we learned, Chick-fil-A believes that loving, committed gay and lesbian couples, including those raising children, should not be entitled to the dignity, respect and protections that come with marriage. The company is using its dollars to shape public and political discourse by funding organizations that promote homophobia in the U.S. and abroad.

Chick-fil-A doesn’t operate in a vacuum. Its money comes from customers who eat at Chick-fil-A outlets in malls, on college campuses and in corporate centers. We in the equality movement simply wish to inform those who do business with Chick-fil-A that actions have consequences.