August 1st, 2012
08:02 PM ET

Amtrak's "Ride with Pride": A govt. subsidized company hopes same-sex sells

On the same day Chick-fil-A witnessed hundreds of thousands customers show their support for its president's stance on same-sex marriage, Amtrak released Wednesday its new ad campaign, "Ride with Pride." The ads are geared towards the Gay and Lesbian community, depicting same-sex couples with children riding on an Amtrak train.

Amtrak's diversity strategy:

At Amtrak, diversity is not just a corporate buzzword, it's a priority. It's vital and it's a commitment we make to our customers, our suppliers, our employees, and the communities we serve. We understand that valuing diversity is not only a good thing to do, but a business necessity beyond compliance that plays a vital role in customer service delivery and ultimately the success of our operations. Simply put, our business diversity philosophy means commitment to ensuring our company embraces a culture of respect and appreciation for differences and similarities of all people.

Amtrak is a government subsidized company that has already received 1.4 billion dollars this year. So is Amtrak using your tax dollars to push what some may argue is a social issue... same-sex relationships and families?

Chick-fil-A restaurants become rallying points for supporters

Throngs of people weighed in on the Chick-fil-A debate at stores across the United States on Wednesday, buying chicken sandwiches to show their support for the restaurant chain and its president's opposition to same-sex marriage.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee dubbed it "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."

He called for a vocal response to the backlash against the fast food restaurants and their president.


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