Washington– The Human Rights Campaign is applauding Boston Mayor Thomas Menino for standing up to Chick-fil-A’s anti-LGBT donations. In a letter going viral today, Mayor Menino takes the anti-LGBT fast food chain to task and urges them to back out of their plans to open a location in Boston. View Mayor Menino’s letter to Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy.
HRC Vice President of Communications and Marketing Fred Sainz released the following statement:
“We applaud Mayor Menino for calling out Chick-fil-A’s anti-LGBT practices. We have been asking people to make their own decisions about whether to continue supporting Chick-fil-A based on the facts available, and Mayor Menino has done just that. Mayor Menino’s rebuke of Chick-fil-A sends a strong messages that their habit of supporting hateful organizations that demonize LGBT Americans are out-of-step with not just Bostonians, but the majority of fair-minded Americans. Chick-fil-A is on the wrong side of history, and we look forward to seeing more and more elected officials and businesses speak out against their discriminatory practices.”
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.