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National Support Gay-Loving Local Independent Business Day today

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Yesterday was National Marriage Equality Day, an effort launched by Atlanta-based Equally Wed magazine to encourage consumers to patronize businesses that support same-sex marriage rights.  The response, originally focused on Starbucks but then expanded, is intended to counter Chick-fil-A and its anti-gay leadership in the wake of CEO Dan Cathy's recent interview where he stated his chicken chain was “guilty as charged” when it came to opposing marriage equality.

The event has garnered national media attention and almost 35,000 checked on Facebook that they planned to participate.

Equally Wed is also sponsoring a photo contest for the best pictures of those participating in National Marriage Equality Day.

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UPDATE: Atlanta LGBT activists plan National Marriage Equality Day

 

UPDATE: Organizers of this event have expanded it to name it National Marriage Equality Day and asking people to patronize numerous companies that support LGBT equality in addition to Starbucks on Tuesday. A full list can be found on the Facebook page.

Like your summertime Iced Coffee Venti served with some LGBT equality? Then Aug. 7 is the day for you.

Equally Wed cofounder and editor-in-chief Kirsten Ott Palladino is ready to strike back against the right-wing's successful Chick-fil-A's Appreciation Day and is asking LGBT people and allies to show their support for Starbucks on Aug. 7 as part of National Starbucks Appreciation Day.

Based in Atlanta where Chick-fil-A is also based, Equally Wed is a national online magazine dedicated to celebrating marriage equality.

In a statement, Ott Palladino expressed frustration with people supporting Chick-fil-A on Aug. 1 at the bequest of right-wing radio host and former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. The fast-food chain recorded record-setting sales on Wednesday. From Ott Palladino: