Chick-fil-A is ready to turn over a new leaf. According to a Chicago-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group the famous restaurant chain has finally agreed to cease donations to ring-wing groups that oppose same sex marriages.
The fast food chain was at the epicenter of media firestorm for its anti-gay stance widely propagated by its president. In a recent press release, the Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno as verifying that Chick-fil-A in an internal document declared that that the company "will treat every person equally, regardless of sexual orientation."
TCRA has served as an advisor to the alderman as negotiations with the executives of Chick-fil-A were being finalized, though; exact details of these negotiations remain unclear.
The decision by Chick-fil-A has been appreciated widely. “We are very pleased with this outcome and thank Alderman Moreno for his work on this issue,” Anthony Martinez, executive director of TCRA, said in the statement.
Also, among those who praised the document was Rick Garcia, policy advisor for TCRA, but apart from his encouraging remarks he also hoped that Chick-fil-A will also adopt an anti-discrimination policy at the corporate level.
Opposition towards same-sex marriage became the key reason that led to the eventual meltdown of the long relationship that prevailed between Chick-fil-A and Jim Henson. But, with the fast food chain ready to show flexibility in its stance, it is being anticipated that relations would return back to normal.