Which of Your Favorite Fast Food Chains Support Gay Marriage or Will Support Gay Marriage? 2013 Predictions

July 26, 2012 11:13 PM EDT | By Anthony Smith
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You wouldn't eat anywhere that didn't support their love, would you? (Photo: Creative Commons)

The ultimate guide to which of your favorite fast food chains support gay marriage. Here's a consolidation of the latest from major fast food chains. Though this will serve a handy list to those of you who will choose to boycott or support certain businesses, remember that one person does not speak for all hire employees. Still, as long as spokesmen and presidents are paid to represent, we think that the stroke of one broad paintbrush is apt enough. Here's where your favorite fast food chains stand on supporting gay marriage in 2012, and our 2013 predictions for where they'll be.

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McDonald's - Neutral on Gay Rights

Though it did once express support for gay marriage, McDonald's buckled under pressure from the American Family Association after the conservative organization called for a nationwide boycott following the fast food giant's having joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in May.

Currently, the company has stated that it has no plans to renew its NGLCC membership when it expires in December, claiming that "it is [McDonald's] policy to not be involved in political and social issues."

Unfortunately, it is the AFA that may gets the last word in this. In a statement released, they stated: "We appreciate the decision by McDonald's to no longer support political activity by homosexual activist organizations... you might want to thank your local McDonald's manager."

In 2013, we're predicting they'll be pro-gay marriage again.

Burger King - Pro Gay Rights

According to an OCWeekly article, Burger King reportedly gave anywhere between $5K and $10K to Gay Rights Organizations in February of 2008. It may be comparatively tepid support, but it's proof that they're making good on their promise: you really can have it your way.

Wendy's - Pro Gay Rights

In 1997, a boycott reportedly initiated by members of the gay community was prompted by Wendy's pulling its advertising from the sitcom Ellen after its lovable star publicly announced her sexuality. The company heard the message loud and clear. In 2006, they've extended and amended their employment discrimination policy by ensuring that none could be discriminated against on the basis of hir sexual orientation or gender identity. That's a big step in the right direction.

KFC - Neutral

Unlike some of its fried chicken brethren, KFC has remained neutral on the issue of gay marriage. We suppose its better than nothing, and we're glad that there's at least one fried chicken place that gay marriage proponents won't have to boycott.

Starbucks - Pro Gay Marriage

In early 2012, the world's largest coffeehouse chain and Seattle's prodigal son announced its support for gay marriage in its home state. Given that their logo looks like a drag queen checking for blemishes in the mirror, we think it's appropriate.

Chick-Fil-A - Anti Gay Marriage


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