US: San Jose’s LGTBQ community rallies against airport Chick-fil-A

Leaders of San Jose’s LGTBQ community went to City Hall on Tuesday to register a protest against a Chick-fil-A under construction at Mineta San Jose International Airport — a restaurant that’s scheduled to open in just a month.

Allowing a company whose owners support anti-gay causes will send the wrong message — a discriminatory one — to travelers visiting Silicon Valley, speakers said at a rally before heading inside to speak before the San Jose City Council.

“This is public space. We know that this is a strong and inclusive community. We need to make sure that businesses there respect these values,” said Paul Escobar, president of BAYMEC (Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee), a non-partisan lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) political action group.

According to Escobar, Chick-fil-A’s philanthropic arm continues to offer financial support to groups that actively oppose the rights of the LGBTQ community. Read more via Mercury News