Learn more about the events that led up to "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" and today's "National Same-Sex Kiss Day" at Chick-fil-A.
The National Organization For Marriage promoted Aug. 1 as "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" and urged supporters to go to the restaurant and spend money.
People across the country flocked to Chick-fil-A on August 1, setting a sales record.
Learn more about the events that led up to "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" as well as today's "National Same-Sex Kiss Day" at Chick-fil-A.
July 18: Chick-fil-A president, Dan Cathy, says we are 'inviting God's judgement on our nation' by letting gays marry.
July 20: Muppets sever ties. The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and have notified Chick-fil-A that they do not wish to partner with them on future endeavors.
July 20: Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says that Chick-fil-A is not welcome in the city of Boston.
July 24: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee calls for National "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day."
Huckabee wrote on the Facebook page for the event. "Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1."
July 25: Rick Santorum joins Huckabee by posting a message on his Facebook page that encourages followers to back Huckabee's appreciation day.
Over 600,000 supporters signed up to celebrate Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day on Facebook.
Sarah Palin posted a photo of her and her husband holding bulging bags of Chick-fil-A on her Facebook page in support of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
Supporters from all over flocked to the nearest Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A in Jackson, Mississippi.
Chick-fil-A in Asheville, N.C.
One supporter is quoted as saying she "wanted to eat at Chick-fil-A today not only because she supports traditional marriage but because she supports the First Amendment."
Opponents of the company's stance planned a "National Same-Sex Kiss Day" at Chick-fil-A, where they are encouraging people of the same sex to show up at the restaurants around the country and kiss each other.
"Let's show Chick-fil-A thanks for their support of Love, Equality, and the Real Definition of Marriage!" organizers posted on their Facebook page.
A Facebook group for "National Same Sex Kiss Day" was formed and already has a strong following.
Supporters share pictures of themselves at Chick-fil-A locations across the country.
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