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In recent days you said Chick-Fil-A opposes same-sex marriage and said that the generation that supports it has an â€œarrogant attitude.â€
Nowâ€”incrediblyâ€”your company says you are backing out of the same-sex marriage debate. I urge you to back out of your plans to locate in Boston.
You called supporters of gay marriage â€œprideful.â€ Here in Boston, to borrow your own words, we are â€œguilty as charged.â€ We are mindful of pride for our support for same sex marriage and our work to expand freedom to all people. We are proud that our state and our city have led the way for the country on equal marriage rights.
I was angry to learn on the heels of your prejudiced statements about your search for a site to locate in Boston. There is no place for discrimination on Bostonâ€™s Freedom Trail and no place for your company alongside it. When Massachusetts became the first state in the country to recognize equal marriage rights, I personally stood on City Hall Plaza to greet same sex couples coming here to be married. It would be an insult to them and to our cityâ€™s long history of expanding freedom to have a Chick-Fil-A across the street from that spot.