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The article claims Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st, said the restaurant has agreed to include a statement of respect for all sexual orientations in an internal document and promised that its not-for-profit arm would not contribute money to groups that oppose gay marriage.
A nationwide protest of Chick-Fil-A's stance on traditional marriage didn't go well in the Midstate. Back in August, same sex couples and supporters were supposed to kiss in or outside the restaurant. The places we stopped by didn't see any action. That wasn't the case elsewhere. Plenty of protestors turned out in other parts of the country, especially in Atlanta. Gay rights activists celebrated Kiss Day at Chick-Fil-A restaurants. The nationwide campaign fell on the heels of remarks from the restaurant's President, Dan Cathy, saying he supports the Bible's definition of a family unit, which was generally interpreted as a stance against same-sex marriage. Organizers called on same-sex couples to take part in Kiss Day, and post their pictures online. Gay and lesbian activists took to the streets in the Atlanta area to send their message loud and clear. In California, some people found another way to express their distaste for the chicken chain's President. Someone painted "Tastes Like Hate" on a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Torrance. "Kiss Day" marked the 2nd nationwide campaign centered around the fast-food restaurant. Earlier in that same week, customers held a "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day" to show support of Chick-Fil-A. The company said it set a sales record. Chick-Fil-A released a statement, saying they appreciate their customers and will serve them anytime. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi responded to claims she supports the protest after remarks she made on Twitter.
"What I tweeted was 'I'm a Kentucky Fried Chicken fan'," says Pelosi (D-Calif.). "That's where my loyalty lies, but I'm here to talk about tax policy of the United States of America. Avoiding a budget, cliff and the rest of that I'll leave the local matters to our locality."
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Wednesday, September 19 2012, 03:42 PM CDT
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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