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US feasts on fried chicken in same-sex marriage row

Published on Aug 2, 2012 6:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Thousands of Americans turned out on Wednesday to feast on fried chicken in a politically-charged show of support for a family owned fast-food chain which opposes same-sex marriage.

Long lines and traffic jams were reported throughout the American heartland after 630,000 people declared on Facebook they would take part in a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

'I just got my chicken and my car is filled with the smell of freedom,' a caller named Mr Steve told conservative talk show host Mike Huckabee from the Chick-fil-A outlet at Fort Walton Beach in the Florida panhandle.

'Cars are just everywhere,' reported another caller from Florida, named Ms Vicky. 'Everybody is coming for Chick-fil-A, freedom and Christianity. It's a beautiful thing.'

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