Recent Chick-fil-A tax documents "show no donations to groups that oppose gay rights," according to advocacy group, Campus Pride. A report from earlier today at CNN says Chick-fil-A was was at the center of a debate over gay marriage amid claims the popular fast-food company had donated money to anti-gay groups as recently as 2010. Controversial remarks from Chick-fil-A's president only fueled the fires.
Now however, Campus Pride says the 2011 IRS 990 filings for Chick-fil-A charity arm WinShape Foundation "show no sign of gifts to organizations such as Family Research Council or Exodus International." Both organizations advocate against many privileges for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Jason Snyder, an assistant professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, says "Gays are now able to exert some sort of market pressure." He feels this is "the reason Chick-fil-A is probably responding, because in some ways the market is pushing them this way. This is indicative that there's a tangible threat to the bottom line."
Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A President sparked controversy in July 2012 when he said in regards to same sex marriage the company is "very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit."
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