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.
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 aÂ 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.