Civil Rights

Keep Eating Chick-fil-A, Says DC Lawyer, and Give to GLBT Causes When You Do


Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy
Photo courtesy Chick-fil-A

Center for Class Action Fairness founder Ted Frank supports same-sex marriage. Yet the Washington, D.C., lawyer and blogger also loves Chick-fil-A sandwiches. Rather than boycotting the deep-fried, 430-calorie item in light of company president Dan Cathy’s opposition to gay marriage, Frank devised a plan.

He recently started a website, Chicken Offsets, where people can donate money to various GLBT groups when they eat Chick-fil-A meal, the Huffington Post reports.

Donating $1, Frank’s blog says, amounts to one “chicken-meal offset”; $6 will buy 10 offsets.

It Gets Better and the Williams Institute will receive at least 90 percent of the proceeds from Chicken Offsets, according to Frank.

“We promise your offsets will provide far more money to non-profits that support gays than buying a sandwich at Chick-fil-A ends up putting in the pockets of anti-gay rights organizations,” he writes.

Related article: “Legal Experts Raise First Amendment Concerns with Alderman’s Plan to Block Chick-fil-A”

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