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Long lines at local Chick-Fil-A restaurants supporting traditional marriage

WESTERN HILLS, OH (FOX19) -

A line of customers was seen for most of Wednesday at Chick-Fil-A restaurants across the Tri-State. It was show of support for the company's "Appreciation Day." Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee created buzz on Facebook after Chick-Fil-A found itself in the middle of controversy.

The company's chief executive officer recently said he believes in the biblical definition of marriage between a man and woman.  Supporters of same-sex marriage have accused the chain of discrimination.

"I think its just great for people to come out here and support Chick-Fil-A and even though we may not all have the same views its good to see support out here," said Eastgate customer, Erin Hale.

Others took a more hard-lined approach.

"The gay marriage of two women and two men, I'm against it 100 percent," said Bob Johnston.

Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy told a Baptist magazine that he supports the biblical definition of the family unit.

"Mr. Cathy was right on point. Traditional family values are what's important," said Tim Creech of Loveland.

Ron Paine of Bethel said of Cathy's remarks, "I don't think he meant to come out and offend anybody he was just going on his beliefs."

Chick-Fil-A is also under fire for its donations to organizations who lobby against the legalization of gay marriage.

"I don't feel we should define what the biblical definition of marriage is," said Adam Hoover, founder of Marriage Equality Ohio. "I feel that God made a book about love." 

"I don't feel that you should stand up against us and say our life is wrong because, you know, its our life to live," said Hoover.

Same sex couples across the country plan a response by staging what they are calling a kiss-in at Chick-Fil-A on Friday encouraging gays and lesbians to share a public display of affection at the company's restaurants.

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