Is Chick-Fil-A Chickening Out In Chicago? (Updated)

Company says it has not "capitulated to demands of the supporters of same sex marriage."

(Editor's note: This post has been updated to reflect a statement made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy.)

A Chicago alderman who criticized Chick-fil-A's philanthropic giving earlier this summer now says the fast-food chain has reversed course.

On September 19, Chicago alderman Joe Moreno announced that he would consider lending his support to the plan after Chick-fil-A said it would re-evaluate its stance on homosexuality. Moreno originally withdrew support from Chick-fil-A's plans to build in his Northwest Chicago ward in July, citing the company's donations to groups that oppose gay marriage and its potentially discriminatory hiring practices.

"For the first time, Chick-fil-A has provided a way to ensure that their employees know that discrimination will not be tolerated," Moreno said Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Yet, Chick-fil-A has not publicly validated media reports of such agreements.

Mike Huckabee posted a statement on his website from Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. Cathy ...

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