Chick-fil-A has been joined in the realm of restaurants espousing their opinions about same-sex marriage.
In Houston, a local eatery called Beaver’s has added a tongue-in-cheek offering to its menu in support of gay mariage in the form of a sandwich loaded with chicken and double entendre. The name of that meal: the chick-on-chick sandwich.
The Beaver’s menu describes the sandwich—the creation of owner and chef Monica Pope, who is gay— as containing, ”two loving chicken breasts married on toasty buns with a honey mustard witness and joined in celebration with tolerant fries.” Appropriately, the sandwich debuted on Friday, which also happened to be National Same-Sex Kiss Day where gay and lesbain activists staged kiss-ins at Chick-fil-A’s nationwide to protest the chain’s owner’s intolerance toward gay marriage.
Chick-fil-A has quickly and surprisingly become a symbol to both opponents and proponents of same sex marriage in recent weeks after owner and COO Dan Cathy affirmed his support for the “Biblical definition of the family unit.” In response, politicians in several cities, including Boston and New York, said the chain ran counter to their cities’ beliefs and was therefore unwelcome. On the other side of the debate, conservatives rallied to the restaurant’s defense, with Mike Hucakbee, Sarah Palin and others urging people to show their support for “traditional” marriage by eating there.
Jon Terbush is a Boston-based writer whose work has appeared in Talking Points Memo, Business Insider, the New Haven Register, and elsewhere. He tweets about politics, cats, and baseball via @jonterbush.
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