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Customers stand in line at the Chick-fil-A location in the Cleveland County Mall in Shelby, N.C. Supporters of Chick-fil-A are planning to eat at restaurants in the chicken chain as the company continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about gay marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Chick-fil-A appreciation day photos

Chick-fil-A supporters and critics took to the streets on Chick-fil-A appreciation day

Customers stand in line at the Chick-fil-A location
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Customers stand in line at the Chick-fil-A location in the Cleveland County Mall in Shelby, N.C. Supporters of Chick-fil-A are planning to eat at restaurants in the chicken chain as the company continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about gay marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Customers stand in line for a Chick-fil-A meal
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Customers stand in line for a Chick-fil-A meal at the chain's restaurant in Wichita, Kan. The crowd was buying meals to show their support for the company that's currently embroiled in a controversy over same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Don and Brenda Nichols shield themselves from 100-degree
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Don and Brenda Nichols shield themselves from 100-degree temperatures as they stand in line for a Chick-fil-A meal at the chain's restaurant in Wichita, Kan. More than 200 people waited in line to buy a meal to show their support for the company that's currently embroiled in a controversy over same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

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Customers line up outside the Chick-fil-A restaurant at
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Customers line up outside the Chick-fil-A restaurant at New Bern Mall in New Bern, N.C. Supporters of Chick-fil-A are planning to eat at restaurants in the chicken chain as the company continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Customers stand on a long line for Chick-fil-A
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Customers stand on a long line for Chick-fil-A in the Cleveland County Mall in Shelby, N.C. Supporters of Chick-fil-A are planning to eat at restaurants in the chicken chain as the company continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1. 2012)

Molora Kellstrom, Sophia Kellstrom, 12, and Emma Kansas,
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Molora Kellstrom, Sophia Kellstrom, 12, and Emma Kansas, 11, stand in line at the Chick-Fil-A in Shelby, N.C. Supporters of Chick-fil-A are planning to eat at restaurants in the chicken chain as the company continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1. 2012)

A line forms at the drive-thru at the
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A line forms at the drive-thru at the Chick-fil-A in Shelby, N.C. Supporters of Chick-fil-A are planning to eat at restaurants in the chicken chain as the company continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1. 2012)

Customers wait on line outside the door of
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Customers wait on line outside the door of the Chick-fil-A in Shelby, N.C. Supporters of Chick-fil-A are planning to eat at restaurants in the chicken chain as the company continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1. 2012)

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Transgender and bisexual Adrien Grimm, left, 18, of
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Transgender and bisexual Adrien Grimm, left, 18, of Longview, Texas and Nikole Latham,19, of Longview protest outside of the Chick-fil-A location on Loop 281 and Gilmer Road in Longview. Chick-fil-A supporters are eating at the chicken chain's restaurants as the company continues to be criticized for an executive taking a public position against same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Winford Owens, Joyce Owens, Jean Hodge, Julia Campbell
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Winford Owens, Joyce Owens, Jean Hodge, Julia Campbell and Louis Ferguson eat lunch at Chick-fil-A in Shelby, N.C. Supporters of Chick-fil-A are planning to eat at restaurants in the chicken chain as the company continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1. 2012)

Chick-Fil-A employee Beverly Smith takes Kevin Blanton's order
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Chick-Fil-A employee Beverly Smith takes Kevin Blanton's order at Chick-fil-A in Shelby, N.C. Supporters of Chick-fil-A are planning to eat at restaurants in the chicken chain as the company continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1. 2012)

Jessie Snow shows the back of the jacket
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Jessie Snow shows the back of the jacket she wore while waiting in line with family members to order just water in protest of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day at the Whitesburg Drive Chick-fil-A in Huntsville, Ala. Chick-fil-A supporters are eating at the chicken chain's restaurants as the company continues to be criticized for an executive taking a public position against same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Cars wrap around the Whitesburg Drive Chick-fil-A in
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Cars wrap around the Whitesburg Drive Chick-fil-A in a double line at lunch time for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in Huntsville, Ala. Chick-fil-A supporters are eating at the chicken chain's restaurants as the company continues to be criticized for an executive taking a public position against same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

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The walk-in customer line went outside the front
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The walk-in customer line went outside the front doors at the Whitesburg Drive Chick-fil-A during Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in Huntsville, Ala. Chick-fil-A supporters are eating at the chicken chain's restaurants as the company continues to be criticized for an executive taking a public position against same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Gay rights activist Will Coutret, of Albuquerque, N.M.,
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Gay rights activist Will Coutret, of Albuquerque, N.M., dressed in a cow outfit, advertises free chicken sandwiches donated by Roma Bakery and Deli as a way of protesting Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day at the restaurant in Albuquerque. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Verlene Edgmon of Garrison, Texas, Glenda Penney and
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Verlene Edgmon of Garrison, Texas, Glenda Penney and Laura Pool, both of New York, Texas, wait in line to receive their food at Chick-fil-A in Tyler, Texas. Hundreds of people purchased food at the area's Chick-fil-A restaurants as part of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, a day to support the company which has recently received media backlash from its founder's stance against same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Drive-thru customers wait in line at a Chick-fil-A
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Drive-thru customers wait in line at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas. Chick-fil-A resturants across the country experienced heavier than normal traffic after Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a 2008 presidential candidate, encouraged a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in support of the company's stance on same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

A Chick-fil-A customer walks past the resturant in
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A Chick-fil-A customer walks past the resturant in Fort Worth, Texas. Chick-fil-A resturants across the country experienced heavier than normal traffic after Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a 2008 presidential candidate, encouraged a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in support of the company's stance on same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

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The Brea, Calif., Chick-fil-A restaurant ia mobbed at
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The Brea, Calif., Chick-fil-A restaurant ia mobbed at lunch time. Chick-fil-A supporters are packing the chicken chain's restaurants Wednesday as the company continues to be criticized for an executive taking a public position against same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Drive-thru customers wait in line at a Chick-fil-A
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Drive-thru customers wait in line at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas. Chick-fil-A resturants across the country experienced heavier than normal traffic after Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a 2008 presidential candidate, encouraged a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in support of the company's stance on same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Drive-thru customers wait in line at a Chick-fil-A
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Drive-thru customers wait in line at a Chick-fil-A resturant in Fort Worth, Texas. Chick-fil-A resturants across the country experienced heavier than normal traffic after Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a 2008 presidential candidate, encouraged a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in support of the company's stance on same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

A woman carries her food outside a Chick-fil-A
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A woman carries her food outside a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Hollywood, Calif. Thousands of Americans turned out to feast on fried chicken in a politically charged show of support for a family-owned fast-food chain which opposes same-sex marriage. Long lines and traffic jams were reported throughout the American heartland after 630,000 people declared on Facebook they would take part in a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Customers line up to place their order outside
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Customers line up to place their order outside a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Hollywood, Calif. Thousands of Americans turned out to feast on fried chicken in a politically-charged show of support for a family owned fast-food chain which opposes same-sex marriage. Long lines and traffic jams were reported throughout the American heartland after 630,000 people declared on Facebook they would take part in a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. (Aug. 1, 2012)

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Members of the conservative B.O.N.D. Action (Brotherhood Organization
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Members of the conservative B.O.N.D. Action (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny) group pose for a photo outside a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Hollywood, Calif., after having their lunch there to show their support for the company. Thousands of Americans turned out to feast on fried chicken in a politically charged show of support for a family-owned fast-food chain which opposes same-sex marriage. Long lines and traffic jams were reported throughout the American heartland after 630,000 people declared on Facebook they would take part in a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. (Aug. 1, 2012)

A man carries his drink outside a Chick-Fil-A
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A man carries his drink outside a Chick-Fil-A fast food restaurant in Hollywood, Calif. Thousands of Americans turned out Wednesday to feast on fried chicken in a politically charged show of support for a family-owned fast-food chain which opposes same-sex marriage. (Aug. 1, 2012)

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