Same-sex kiss-in drew no confrontations tonight at Chick-fil-As


About 20 people showed up to participate in the Same Sex Kiss-In at the Chick-fil-A restaurant on U.S. Route 224 here Friday night, and a half-dozen at the Southern Park Mall restaurant.

It was organized to protest statements Chick-fil-A president Dan T. Cathy made condemning gay marriage.

But as protests go, the Kiss-In turned out to be more of a love-in than a confrontation.

Anita Davis, president of Youngstown Pride, a group that supports gay, bisexual and transgender people, entered the Boardman restaurant and talked briefly with the store’s owner, Gail McCullough, and then came back inside with about a half-dozen participants to stage their kiss-in.

McCullough even offered free chicken sandwiches and drinks to the group and left them alone to have their pictures taken as they kissed inside the restaurant.

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