Protesters of Chick-fil-A hold a mid-day demonstration organized by the Human Rights Campaign in Washington on July 26, 2012. Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters of Chick-fil-A hold a mid-day demonstration organized by the Human Rights Campaign in Washington on July 26, 2012. Robert MacPherson /AFP/Getty Images

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee last week joined other big-city mayors in telling fast food chain Chick-fil-A that its stores are not welcome in their cities. The controversy started when the company’s owner stated his opposition to same-sex marriage and support for “the biblical definition of the family unit.” KQED’s Forum discusses the risks and benefits for companies that wade into politics and social issues. Does a company’s politics play into your buying decisions?

Original Broadcast: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 — 9:00 AM


Host: Scott Shafer

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