US feasts on fried chicken in same-sex marriage row
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.'