Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown says he disagrees with Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy‘s comments on same-sex marriage and gays. In an online chat Friday, Brown, the junior senator from Massachusetts whose support of LGBT issues is weak at best, “treaded carefully” according to a report by the Boston Globe:
“I disagree with what the CEO from Chick-fil-A said. I was glad he spoke further and said that his company does not discriminate,” Brown wrote from his South Boston campaign headquarters.
Noting that Massachusetts has strong antidiscrimination laws that could prevent problems should the company decide to set up shop in Boston, Brown added, “If they move forward with the location proposal, I trust the mayor and other officials will ensure that those laws are honored.”
Brown mistakenly referred to Dan Cathy, Chick-Fil-A’s president and COO, as the $4.5 billion Christian fast food giant’s CEO.
The Globe also noted that long-time Democratic Boston Mayor “Menino has pointedly withheld his endorsement of fellow Democrat Elizabeth Warren as she challenges Brown, a Republican, for reelection. Brown has cultivated support from the mayor, and played up the bipartisan theme at several points during the 45-minute chat.”
Brown voted to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, but is strongly opposed to same-sex marriage, and was conspicuous in his absence from the recording of an It Gets Better video which featured all the members of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation, except Brown.
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