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Remember when the Chicago alderman dug in and said he would oppose the building of a new Chick-fil-A in his community because of its anti-gay stances, specifically statements made by Dan Cathy that he opposes gay marriage?
Well, that alderman, Joe Moreno, says now he's fine with the Atlanta-based restaurant building in his neighborhood after he says the chain agreed to include an LGBT inclusion statement in its internal documents. More importantly, he says, he also was told by Chick-fil-A officials that Winshape would no longer donate to anti-gay causes, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune. Winshape, the nonprofit organization of Chick-fil-A, has donated millions to anti-gay causes over the years giving rise to LGBT anger and boycotts.
“Everyone has feelings and everyone is a person. That’s what we continue to promote to our kids. I hope [the gay community] gets equality and what they’re looking for.”
Brent Sopel, a player for the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks, who carried the Stanley Cup in the Chicago Gay Pride parade. Sopel has since been traded to the Atlanta Thrashers. (Chicago Tribune, June 22)