Chick-fil-A to stop donating to anti-LGBTQ organizations

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(CNN) – Chick-fil-A will no longer donate money to charities with anti-LGBTQ views.

The fast food chain announced Monday that starting next year it will only donate to organizations that focus on education, homelessness, and hunger.

Chick-fil-A’s donations and comments from its executives have caused controversy over the past several years.

CEO Dan Cathy has said the Atlanta-based fast food company supports “the biblical definition of the family unit.”

Gay rights groups have boycotted and opposed the chain over its stance on same-sex marriage.

In a statement, gay rights organization GLAAD said customers and employees should quote “greet today’s announcement with cautious optimism.”

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