Saturday, May 25, 2013
The Christian Civic League of Maine sent out an email alert today promoting a trip to Chick-fil-A in Peabody, Mass. to show support for the company's opposition to same-sex marriage.
The trip is set for Wednesday, with a bus leaving either Brunswick or Auburn at 9 a.m., with stops to pick up others in Portland and Wells.
"Lunch to show support for the 1st Amendment, for Family Values and for the owner/management of Chick-fil-A," the email says.
Cost is $30 per person.
The trip to the fast-food restaurant is part of a national effort by same-sex marriage opponents to boost sales at the stores, while gay-marriage supporters have pledged to donate money to their side of the cause, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Maryland voters will decide this fall whether to uphold or repeal a state law allowing gay marriages, while in Maine, we'll be voting on a citizen initiative asking whether the state should be permitted to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Two other states -- Washington and Minnesota -- will face ballot measures this fall as well.Tweet
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