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Same-Sex Kiss Day a Bust in Fairfield

Protesters' plans to counteract Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day did not materialize in Fairfield

When it was all said and done, only two couples showed up for the national Same-Sex Kiss Day scheduled to take place at Chick-Fil-A restaurants throughout the nation.

The kiss day was in response to Wednesday's Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day that took place in Fairfield and at restaurants throughout the region. The popular chicken restaurant became ground zero for the debate on same-sex marriage recently when its CEO Dan Cathy made comments in support of the biblical definition of marriage.

The comments drew the ire of same-sex couples and supporters throughout the nation and has caused widespread protests and headlines bringing the issue to Fairfield.

Now we put the question up to the readers of Suisun City Patch. Do you support the comments made by Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy? Or not?

Are the protests, both in support and against the embattled CEO, getting out of hand?

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B. Smith August 04, 2012 at 03:09 PM
As I said on FB: Supporter or not, this is getting a bit ridiculous. I'm not sure it helps either side to schedule these "days." Perhaps part of the reason people didn't show up is because they see it's not the most positive or productive way of supporting their cause. Or maybe they feel it's gotten just as ridiculous as I think it has!
chloe lesiera August 04, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Ridiculous is putting it mildly...People in the LGBT community have to realize that not everyone is going to support our lifestyle, and in the United States, people are entitled to voice their opinion....The public reaction to this whole thing, especially on the LGBT side of the fence and some politicans has been disgraceful...
rachel rene August 04, 2012 at 07:45 PM
It's about so much more than a kiss in front of a restaurant, I think people realize that isn't going to help the cause. Just because the cfa supporters want to make this about chicken and stand in line in the hot sun just to prove that their bigots doesn't mean we have to. In 20 years people are going to look back and see the pictures of the supporters and they're going to look just like the pictures of the sit ins to keep blacks from using the same water fountain. These people would probably line up for that too.
Brian Fantastik August 06, 2012 at 02:54 PM
You can not compare black civil rights (sit ins) to the cause of LGBTs. I have never heard of massive employment, police, or the levels of political discrimination as the black American faced for over 400 years. Society only knows one is a part of the LBGT community if he or she makes it known. Im black when Im quietly standing in a department store being followed by store security. I understand your struggle, just remember not all struggles are the same.

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