Its National Marriage Equality Day Today

08.07.12 |

Gay rights activists are asking people to shop at Starbucks and Macys today. They are calling it National Marriage Equality Day. It's in opposition to the support of traditional marriage at Chick Fil A restaurants across the country last week. That day was set aside by conservative commentator Mike Huckabee. The chicken company said it led to "record-setting" sales last week. More than 28,500 people have said on Facebook they will join in on today's appreciation day, about twice as many attendees as there were for the Chick-fil-A kiss-in that other LGBT advocates held on Friday. About 12,000 people signed up on Facebook for the kiss-in, which urged same-sex couples to take a photo of themselves kissing outside a Chick-fil-A.  Also today, activists will deliver 80,000 petition signatures to HarperCollins, which publishes the Berenstain Bears books being given out with Chick-fil-A kids' meals.