Friday, Chick-fil-A executive Don Perry died of a heart attack; this occurred in the midst of the fast food president’s comments on same-sex marriage. Don Perry was Chick-fil-A’s vice-president of public relations and has worked for the company for 29 years; his death was unexpected.
Perry handled the company’s official response after Chick-fil-A’s President Dan Cathy spoke out against gay marriage. Cathy said that Chick-fil-A’s supported "the biblical definition of the family unit."
His statement angered people around the country, and Perry then told the media that they wanted to "leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena."
Perry also said that the policy of Chick-fil-A was to "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender."
The mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco soon afterwards released statements that they didn't want Chick-fil-A restaurants in their cities. Then seven petitions were created on Change.org to remove the Chick-fil-A restaurants from college campuses around the country. Protests at the restaurants broke out around the country as well.
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