HARRISONBURG, Va -- People gathered at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country for an organized "National Same-Sex Kiss Day." The “kiss-in” is a reaction to anti-gay marriage comments by the fast food chain's CEO.
Thousands of people flooded the Chick-fil-A restaurants in Harrisonburg and Waynesboro on Wednesday for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
Despite the scheduled kiss-in, it was a little quieter in the Valley restaurants on Friday. Crowds still headed into the Harrisonburg store, just not on the same scale as Wednesday.
Protesters who support gay marriage set up outside the store and they said people have come up to talk to them about their stance. For them, the goal is to create a dialogue about the issue in the Valley.
One protester described why Friday's demonstration was so important.
“It's just amazing to me how hateful people are and having a day for anti-gay marriage at a fast-food chain, no less. That's just kind of ridiculous to me,” said Tabatha La Freniere.
Chick-fil-A supporters reached out to the protesters and even brought them Chick-fil-A food to start a conversation about gay marriage.
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