At Chick-fil-A locations across the country, people voted with their wallets on Wednesday, coming out to express support for the fast-food chain after CEO Dan Cathy said in an interview that he is a firm backer of traditional marriage.
Recently, a Chicago alderman said he would block the restaurant from opening a location in his ward, citing comments by Cathy. When asked about the company's values, Cathy was quoted saying he was "guilty as charged" for being "supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit."
Officials in other cities, such as Boston and San Francisco have also blasted Chick-fil-A over Cathy's beliefs.
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, as it is being called, was the idea of former Arkansas governor and Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee.
On Friday, supporters of same-sex marriage will have their say. They plan a "kiss-in" at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country – encouraging gays and lesbians to share a public display of affection at the home of the chicken sandwich.