Supporters of gay marriage responded Tuesday to last week’s rush to Chick-fil-A with an appreciation day of their own — at Starbucks.
“National Marriage Equality Day,” initiated by gay and lesbian marriage magazine “Equally Wed,” was meant as a counterweight to the Mike Huckabee-organized “appreciation day” to support the chicken chain president’s endorsement of “the biblical definition of the family unit.” More than 36,000 Facebook users have RSVP’d to the event, pledging to support institutions that back gay marriage — Starbucks in particular, but also Nike and
“Equally Wed” Editor-in-Chief Kirsten Ott Palladino said she’s “very touched” at the kind of reaction she saw on Tuesday. “I’m pretty excited,” Palladino said. “It was just a grassroots movement, so I’m pretty proud of the effort we put forward and the amount of people involved in such a short amount of time.”
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