Chick-fil-A: Supporters, protesters plan dueling demonstrations

Chick-fil-A supporters will eat in the company's restaurants Wednesday for national 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.' Meanwhile, those outraged over Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage have plans of their own.

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    A Chick-fil-A is seen in north Fresno, Calif last week. Supporters of the fried chicken restaurant will hold a national 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,' Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.
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Supporters of Chick-fil-A were planning to eat at restaurants in the chicken chain as the company continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about marriage.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister, declared Wednesday national "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that the Atlanta-based company was "guilty as charged" for backing "the biblical definition of a family." That unleashed a torrent of criticism from gay rights groups and others, who have called for boycotts and efforts to block the chain from opening new stores.

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Opponents of the company's stance are planning "Kiss Mor Chiks" for Friday, when they are encouraging people of the same sex to show up at Chick-fil-A stores around the country and kiss each other.


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