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."
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.