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It's 'Kiss In' Day At Chick-fil-A For Gay Rights Activists

Two days after Chick-fil-A set a one-day sales record thanks to a show of support for company President Dan Cathy and his outspoken stand against same-sex marriage, it's " National Same-Sex Kiss Day" for gay rights activists. They plan to kiss their loved ones outside the fast-food chain's outlets and post photos on Tumblr and other social media sites.

Organizers say they want to "show Chick-fil-A that EVERYONE deserves to be able to fall in love, start a family, and take their children to eat fried chicken after a soccer match."

We'll keep an eye out for stories on this as the day continues.

Update at 5:40 p.m. ET. Kiss In Happens, So Does Vandalism:

The Advocate Magazine tweeted this picture of one of the "kiss ins:"

As part of a protest, two men kiss in front of a Chick-fil-A.
The Advocate / via Twitter
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As part of a protest, two men kiss in front of a Chick-fil-A.

The Los Angeles Times reports that at a Los Angeles location, police were called because of "heavy media presence."

NBC Los Angeles reports that vandals spray painted the side of one Chick-fil-A. They scrawled: "Tastes Like Hate."

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