This Thursday, July 19, 2012 photo shows a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta. Gay rights advocates were surprised Thursday that the president of the Atlanta-based chain has taken a public position against same-sex marriage. Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said this week that his privately owned company is "guilty as charged" in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family unit. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
Last year Chick-fil-A chief operating officer Dan Cathy made it clear he was opposed to gay marriage. But this week, at an event in support of same sex marriage the owner of another Chick-fil-A took everyone by surprise.
Corey Braun owns a Chick-fil-A not far from the site of the rally. He took free meal tickets to almost everyone there telling the LA Daily News “there were a lot of things said over the past year," I wanted to show that Chick-fil-A doesn't discriminate against anybody. We serve everyone."
When Braun showed up they let him address the crowd.
One of those listening said “when people are open and apologetic and accepting, it's touching to us. It feels like acceptance, and we just want to be accepted."
There has been no comment from the national Chick-fil-A office.