Chick Fil A Stores Across America Will Be Ground Zero For The Gay Rights Debate Today

08.01.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a mass showdown over gay marriage in America today. At least 550-thousand people will be flocking to Christian restaurant Chick-Fil-A today for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation day. The showdown, occurring after a ward in the city of Chicago banned the restaurant because of its support of traditional marriage.  A facebook group supporting Chick-Fil-A already has hundreds of thousands of people on it, including Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and the Reverend Billy Graham. Same sex marriage supporters are planning a counter protest today, asking people to donate the cost of a Chick-Fil-A meal to gay and lesbian rights groups. They're also staging a kiss-in outside thousands of Chick-Fil-A restaurants.

If you want to see where the closest Chick-Fil-A restaurant is to you, go here.