Cross-posted from lgbtSr.org:

I don’t know if Chick-fil-A even sells chicken tenders, but I was delighted by this news. I worked at Sesame Street for seven years, and while it’s not the Jim Henson Company, the connection is unavoidable and very, very welcome.

From Yahoo News:

The Muppets have decided to boycott Chick-fil-A over its owner’s public stance against gay marriage. In an announcement on Facebook, Jim Henson Company CEO Lisa Henson said her company will no longer supply toys or other merchandise to the fast-food chain.

“The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors,” the post reads. “Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-fil-A to GLAAD.”

Since the announcement was posted to Facebook on Friday, it has received more than 6,000 “likes” from readers and been shared across the social network thousands of times.

Coincidentally, Jim Henson Studios is located less than two blocks from Chick-fil-A’s Hollywood franchise. Does this mean that Henson employees are going to have to find a new lunch venue?

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