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In the interview, Barilla said he opposed adoption by gay parents, but was in favour of allowing gay marriage, which is not legal in Italy. Then the pasta magnate upped the ante by attacking gay adoption. By the end of the following year, Barilla the company and the man seemed to have executed an about-face on the issue of non-traditional families, an adjustment of viewpoint that at least some observers believed to be genuine:. Not long ago, pasta-maker Barilla was just one more major company that had run afoul of the gay rights movement, a distinction it earned last year when its chairman said he would never feature a same-sex couple in an ad. But in a sign of how toxic it has become for a company to be viewed as unfriendly toward gays, Barilla has made a dramatic turnaround in the space of one year, expanding health benefits for transgender workers and their families, contributing money to gay rights causes, and featuring a lesbian couple on a promotional Web site. Guido Barilla issued multiple video apologies in the wake of the scandal. Some of the gay advocates who have worked with Guido Barilla since his comments believe his contrition is sincere.
Stop Saying “Sexual Preference”
In June , following a series of public comments opposing same-sex marriage by Dan T. Cathy , Chick-fil-A 's chief executive officer , related issues have arisen between the international fast food restaurant and the LGBT community. This followed reports that Chick-fil-A's charitable endeavor, the S. Activists called for protests and boycotts , while supporters of the restaurant chain, and opponents of same-sex marriage ate there in support of the restaurant.
I understand that terms like "fag" and "gay" are often used in a "joking" manner. When you use them, you probably don't do so maliciously -- and certainly not in a way to purposely offend or insult homosexuals. You, like many, may use the words without even thinking twice about it.