In 2012 media outlets started reporting on Chick-fil-A charitable donation arm, Winshape Foundation, was giving significant donations to several organizations that advocate agaisnt LGBTQ rights.  In addition Chick-fil-A chief operating officer Dan Cathy started publicably speaking out against gay marriage and LGBTQ rights.  These actions started a national backlash of people boycotting Chick-fil-A and conservative Christians, like Mike Huckabee, to organize support rallies.

Due to this national controversy fomenting in September 2012, Chick-fil-A announced that is has ceased donating to organizations that promote discrimination, specifically against LGBT civil rights” and stated in an internal document that they “will treat every person equally, regardless of sexual orientation.”

Unfortunately Chick-fil-A created a new foundation, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, and in 2014, gave over a million dollars an organization opposing LGBTQ rights. 

Chick-fil-A has stop their public anti-gay rhetoric and many people are calling the LGBTQ to forgive Chick-fil-A and move on.  Other people, like the City of Denver are considering denying Chick-fil-A from starting a restaurant at Denver International Airport from fears that Chick-fil-A’s hiring practices may discriminate against people based on sexual orientation

*We, the founders of “The Responsible Consumer” could not find any current information on if Chick-Fil-A is currently donating to organizations who oppose LGBTQ rights or enforcing discrimiinatory hiring practices.  The decision to post Chick-Fil-A on our boycott page was based on past practices from 2012-2014.

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