Obama for America dines on Chick-fil-A

Unlike many pro-gay-marriage activists who have been boycotting Chick-fil-A, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign Obama for America has spent money at the restaurant chain.

Obama famously came out in support of gay marriage in May, enjoying a surge in campaign donations post-announcement.

But in 2011 activists at ThinkProgress, Equity Matters, and other outlets pinpointed Chick-fil-A as a multimillion-dollar donor to anti-gay marriage causes through its charitable foundation arm.

While gay activists have staged boycotts of the chain since then, expenditure records at Political Moneyline show that on June 29, 2012 Obama for America spent $62 at Chick-fil-A in Atlanta, Ga.

While the money the campaign spent is pittance in comparison to Obama’s overall re-election expenditures, it clashes with the president’s recent endorsement of gay marriage and Chick-fil-A’s foray into the gay marriage debate.



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