Gay marriage supporters, from left, Emmie Hesley, Cathy Dear and Amy Paffenroth hold signs in front of a Chick-fil-A in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Thursday Aug. 2, 2012, in protest of the chicken eatery's stance on gay marriage. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Nick Tomecek)
ATLANTA (AP) — Gay rights activists and other gay marriage supporters are planning a "Kiss In" at Chick-fil-A restaurants to protest the fast-food chain owners' opposition to same-sex unions.
The protests Thursday come two days after hundreds of thousands of customers showed their support for the restaurant during an "Appreciation Day." Chick-fil-A says it set a one-day sales record on Wednesday.
The flap began last month when Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told a religious publication last month that the company backed "the biblical definition of a family."
One of the protest organizers is Carly McGehee, president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. She says Cathy has every right to voice his opinion but he should get to know the people that he's speaking out against.
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