Marci Alt, a lesbian with two children and a wife named Marlysa, has launched an online petition on Change.org to invite Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy to meet her family, who live lin Atlanta, Georgia.
Alt writes, in part, on Change.org:
My wife and I are both small business owners, and like many American families, our family enjoys family vacations, going to church and temple, and large cookouts with our extended family, friends and community.
Since 2003, Chick-fil-A has given more than $5 million to organizations that actively work to hurt LGBT Americans. These groups include the American Family Association, which the Southern Poverty Law Center deems a hate group.
Additionally, Chick-fil-A has donated to groups that have gone on record as calling for "criminal sanctions" against gay and lesbian Americans, as well as groups that promote so-called "ex-gay therapy," a practice both debunked and deemed as harmful by nearly every major medical authority in the country.
I'm inviting Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy and his family to join my family for dinner -- at his place or ours -- to see that we're just like any other American family. We care deeply about our faith, our family, our friends and our community, and think there's room to turn this debate into a dialogue.