While millions of people across the United States celebrated the striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy only had hurtful things to say.
Dan Cathy, president of chicken restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, is not happy with the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act. While millions of people rejoiced on June 26, Dan tweeted that it was a “sad day for our nation,” and then quickly deleted the tweet. Is he totally out of line?
Chick-fil-A On DOMA Ruling — Dan Cathy’s Tweet Of Disgust
Dan tweeted: “Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies.”
That is such a ridiculous statement. June 26 was a revolutionary day for most Americans, who were overjoyed that same sex marriage has finally been made legal, and that same-sex couples can finally receive federal benefits.
Chick-fil-A were quick to point out that Dan’s views did not represent the views of the restaurant.
“He realized his views didn’t necessarily represent the views of all customers, restaurant owners and employees and didn’t want to distract them from providing a great restaurant experience,” said Chick-fil-A.
Celebrities React To DOMA Repeal
While Dan may have had a bee in his bonnet over the end of DOMA, many celebrities tweeted to share their excitement.
President Obama: “Today’s DOMA ruling is a historic step forward for #MarriageEquality. #LoveIsLove”
Alicia Keys: “I am standing on the right side of history. I stand with @HRC for marriage equality. #SCOTUS #time4marriage
Ross Mathews: “DOMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!! #scotus #supremecourt”
Sam Champion: “whew… DOMA unconstitutional #scotus. equal dignity and equal rights” #scotus”
Lena Dunham: “First Wendy, now DOMA gets the boot! Sometimes things are really great.”
RuPaul: “Sashay away #DOMA!’
Kristen Bell: “You’re damn right DOMA is unconstitutional!! #equalitymatters”
Adam Shankman: ”#DOMA IS DEAD!!! #SCOTUS has done the right thing, and now the love of my life and I can get our constitutionally guarunteed rights! Wahooo!”
Christina Perri: “yay!!!! “@HRC: Supreme Court Strikes Down #DOMA!”
Tegan and Sara: “AND DOWN #DOMA GOES!!! WHAT A HUGE DAY FOR AMERICA !!! CONGRATS EVERYONE!!!”
Ricky Martin: “#SCOTUS Justice for all! #DOMA IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!!”
Marlee Matlin: ”DOMA is no more. Equality for many who were once denied Federal recognition is here. So wonderful.”
Melissa Etheridge: “Remember where you are today, history is made…supreme court Strikes down DOMA!”
Piers Morgan: “RIP bigotry. #SCOTUS #DOMA”
Michael Buckley: “I am crying tears of joy! WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY FOR AMERICA! Thank you to everyone who supported us!! THANK YOU!!!!! #MarriageEquality”
Andy Cohen: “I never dreamed I would see this day. The whole world has changed for us all. I can’t believe it!! #DOMA #Equality”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “Victory for marriage in California as #Prop8 is struck down. Small but substantial steps toward #MarriageEquality for all!”
Mia Farrow: “June 26,2013 #loveislove.”
Kevin McHale: “Bye bye DOMA & Prop 8. No one liked u anyway.”
Adam Lambert: ”Down w DOMA! Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th. We are making beautiful progress for Equality! #proud”
JoAnna Garcia: “Today is a great day!!! #DOMA #SCOTUS #LoveIsLove #MarriageEquality.”
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you shocked by this tweet?
— Eleanore Hutch
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