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D.C. Mayor Voices Opposition To Chick-Fil-A Expansion

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Chick-fil-A has been known for donating money to anti-gay organizations for several years.

A new Chick-fil-A food truck making its rounds in the District is causing controversy due to the company's anti-gay stance. Mayor Vincent Gray tweeted Friday that given his "longstanding support for LGBT rights and marriage equality," he would not support what he called "hate chicken."

Some mayors, including Thomas Menino of Boston, have also spoken out against Chick-fil-A. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York, however, argues it's not appropriate for the government to tell businesses they're not welcome based on their political views.

Gray's tweet hasn't been the only opposition in the District. Around 30 activists protested around the food truck on Thursday.

The Georgia-based fast food chain has been known for donating money to anti-gay organizations for several years, but had not publicly commented on the matter until recently. Earlier this month, Dan Cathy, president of the company, told the Baptist Press Chick-fil-A was "guilty as charged" for supporting "the biblical definition of the family unit."

The only other Chick-fil-A in the District is at Catholic University.

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