LAGUNA HILLS (KFWB) — A gay rights group is protesting the grand opening of an Orange County Chick-fil-A store over the company’s opposition to same-sex marriage.
The youth wing of the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County was handing out fliers to customers waiting in line for free chicken sandwiches at the new restaurant, which is located at 24011 El Toro Road in Laguna Hills.
“Chick-fil-A is aware of demonstrators who have gathered outside our Laguna Hills restaurant today, and we have worked to ensure the group is provided a place to voice its opinions,” said Donald Perry, Vice President of Corporate Public Relations.
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said publicly that he doesn’t support same-sex marriage. Chick-fil-A says it has a history of applying Biblical principles to its business, such as closing stores on Sundays.
The chain also reportedly donated millions to anti-gay groups in recent years, according to Equality Matters.
“Our restaurant opening and hospitality will continue as planned,” said Perry.
The restaurant opened at 6:30 a.m.