Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Gays and lesbians puckered up at "kiss-ins" outside Chick-fil-A outlets across the United States (US) in protest over the fast-food chain's opposition to same-sex marriage.
More than 14,000 people signed up on Facebook for National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A on Friday, an event arranged mostly online.
"It has nothing to do with us being against freedom of religion or freedom of speech," Mr Bryan McIlroy, a 35-year-old interior designer, told AFP outside a restaurant in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles.
"I'm here because I am gay and I don't think it's right to support any kind of hate. For somebody who claims that it's all about love, they sure are not showing it," said Mr McIlroy, holding a sign that read "Support love, not hate".