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Chick-fil-a Protest held on Friday

This couple express their feelings outside of the Chick-fil-A in Cape Girardeau. This couple express their feelings outside of the Chick-fil-A in Cape Girardeau.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A "kiss-in" by same sex couples kicked off Friday night at Chick-fil-a restaurants nationwide.

It's part of a protest in the culture war involving the fast food chain.

The couples were supposed to meet in front of the restaurant at 7:00 PM CT. One couple expressed their feelings outside the Cape Girardeau location.

"People are ignorant and stuff and I think it's utterly ridiculous. I mean seriously people used to yell about interracial marriages and things and I mean it's acceptable now and eventually this should be acceptable hopefully," said Lois Truietta. "They have the right to say that, just like we have the right to be here. But there's no need to be hateful and stuff we've had people just dirty words and stuff, we've had people ask us to tone things down, we've gotten kicked out of places it's like oh would you have done that for a heterosexual couple, no," said Truietta.

But not everyone agreed with what the couples nationwide were doing.

"I don't believe in it, to me it's wrong, and I've had relatives talk to me and they believe in it, I try to say go read the bible and all that stuff," said Diane Throop. "We go for what the guy believes, and I think he's got a right to say it, I just think it's stupid all of them coming out protesting against him."

The flap began last month when Chick-fil-a President Dan Cathy told religious publication that the company backed "the biblical definition of a family."

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