CHICAGO, August 3, 2012 — Gay rights activists across the country planned a “kiss-in” Friday at Chick-fil-A locations across the country. But some married couples in
Brides and grooms in wedding attire crashed the “kiss-in” party at the Chick-fil-A’s Downtown Chicago location at
“We just wanted to come out and support Chick-fil-A,” said Daniel Cruz, who was dressed in a tuxedo.
“We love their food and we love their beliefs, ” said his wife, Jennifer Cruz, a vision in sparkling white in the steamy
“We’re here to celebrate our wonderful seventeen years of marriage “I can’t believe I fit in it [the dress],” continued Jennifer. “I’m so excited… four kids later.”
Jennifer Cruz is the reigning Mrs.
The Cruzes say they are offended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s statements and actions.
“What we object to is that the Mayor of this city, in a dictatorial and prideful way, will tell us what our beliefs are to be. When he says this is not
“Again, we’re not here criticizing any one else’s beliefs but when the mayor makes that kind of a statement, we have to make a statement as well. Let him know - you’re wrong. You don’t speak for me.”
The Cruzes also believe that Mayor Emanuel’s misuse of government to exact economic coercion against a company for its owner’s beliefs is wrong.
“For a government official to literally tell a business they cannot open up a business or do business freely in the city of
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Gay activists around the country tried to drum up support for the “kiss in” in response to the record-setting Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day Wednesday which drew hundreds of thousands of supporters in cities across the country.
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