A national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization said they have Mayor Thomas Menino's back.
The Human Rights Campaign issued a statement of support and applauded Menino for opposing Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A's reported expansion to Boston.
The entire statement from the campaign's Vice President of Communications and Marketing Fred Sainz said: "We applaud Mayor Menino for calling out Chick-fil-A's anti-LGBT practices. We have been asking people to make their own decisions about whether to continue supporting Chick-fil-A based on the facts available, and Mayor Menino has done just that. Mayor Menino's rebuke of Chick-fil-A sends a strong messages that their habit of supporting hateful organizations that demonize LGBT Americans are out-of-step with not just Bostonians, but the majority of fair-minded Americans. Chick-fil-A is on the wrong side of history, and we look forward to seeing more and more elected officials and businesses speak out against their discriminatory practices."
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Yesterday it was revealed that Menino sent a scathing letter to the company's president, Dan Cathy.
Menino has opposed the chain opening in Boston since Cathy made comments in opposition to same-sex marriage.