HOMESTEAD (KDKA) — Dozens of gay marriage supporters showed up at the Chick-fil-A at the Waterfront in Homestead Friday night.
The protestors stood outside the restaurant, held signs and wore t-shirts with messages like, “Gay OK” “We’re People” and “Free Hugs.”
Some drivers beeped in support.
“I came down here to support our fellow LGBTQ members who are down here making noise, taking a stand against [in]equality,” one driver said.
A political activist in Dallas came up with the idea of a kiss-in at the restaurant and posted it on her Facebook page. About 15,000 people were planning to participate by going inside the restaurant and locking lips.
Earlier in the day, Chick-fil-A customers weighed in on the planned protest.
“I kind of disagree with it,” said one Chick-fil-A customer. “I think I’m not a big fan of gay marriage and stuff.”
She said she would be uncomfortable watching two people of the same sex kissing.
Another woman said it wouldn’t bother her if it happened in front of her kids.
“Nope – just explain to them that that’s what they want to do and they do it,” she said.
The kissing crusade comes after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist press that his company supports the biblical tradition of the family unit.
“I support what Chick-fil-A stands for and everybody has the right to express themselves anyway they want – both sides,” one man said.
On August 1, thousands of people in the Pittsburgh area packed the restaurant chain to support the company’s stance on marriage and families.