Chick-Fil-A President's Gay Marriage Stance Spark Protest

One of the nation's most popular fast-food chains has fueled an Internet firestorm.
2:39 | 07/26/12

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One of the most popular fast food chains in the country is under fire. The president of chick-fil-a took a stand on the subject of gay marriage. Ron claiborne takes a closer look at the controversy ant what it means for the company. Chick-fil-a tried to do damage control. They're embroiled in quite a disagreement with the public. A lot of people upset by in the statement of the ceo saying he thinks same-sex marriage should not be allowed. Dan cathy is an outspoken christian conserve tiff. I think we're inviting god's jujts on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, we know better than you at what constitutes gay marriage. Reporter: The city of chicago vowing to block the opening of a new spot. And the henson company announced it would end a marketing deal with the fast food chain to put muppets toys in kids meals. And celebrities from roseanne barr, miley cyrus, and ed helms. He tweeted, chick-fil-a doesn't like gay people? Wonder what they do to gay chickens? The actual churl clash is renisn't of what happened when j.C. Penney decided not to keep ellen DeGeneres. Reporter: Some conservatives are rallying behind it. Two former republican candidates, mike huckabee and rick santorum are calling for national show of support by EATING AT CHICK-FIL-As ON AUGUST 1st. They say they treat everyone with honor, dignity and respect. Chick-fil-a said they dropped henson before henson dropped them. It's turning into a full-scale culture war. Now to a shocking scare for an american sports legend. Baseball great cal ripken jr.,

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