Chick-Fil-A Controversy: Gay Activist Plan Fast Food Protests

Activist plan to rally against the restaurant chief's anti-gay marriage stance.
3:00 | 08/03/12

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It will be round two in the nationwide protests surrounding chick-fil-a, one of the nation's biggest fast food chains. People packed the chains, showing support for the president's anti-gay marriage stance. Now, gay activists have protests of their own. And steve osunsami has more from atlanta. Reporter: At chick-fil-a restaurants today, customers will get an eyeful, with their waffle fries. Throws are promising to hold a kiss day at chick-fil-as across the country. Nearly 100,000 friends and family have been invited online. It's a way to show chick-fil-a and the rest of the country that our love is just as good as heterosexual love. Reporter: For years, the business has donated millions for groups that fight gay americans and gay marriage. But the company heated up deep-fried debate three weeks ago, when president dan cathy elaborated. I think we're inviting god's judgment on our nation, when we shake our fist at them and say, we know better than you what constitutes a marriage. Reporter: This week, chick-fil-a supporters showed their force. Crowding restaurants from coast-to-coast. I happen to agree with his beliefs. I do belief in marriage between a man and a woman. Reporter: In a statement, chick-fil-a said it was an unprecedented day with record sales. The controversy, it's unfortunate. Reporter: In augusta, georgia, one restaurant even ran out of food. We're really glad to have an opportunity to show our support for a business that is not afraid to say what they believe. Reporter: How this culture clash will affect chick-fil-a's bottom line remains to be seen. But it's a mighty business. The company made a profit of nearly $500 million last year. Chick-fil-a executives have been trying to calm this fire down, saying today should be another day. Amy? Steve, thanks so much.

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