At-large Councilman Jim Kenney called for Dan Cathy, the president of fast food company Chick-Fil-A, to offer full health benefits to its LGBT employees.
In a letter to Cathy, Kenny calls for the chain to "start with equal and fair treatment of its own employees:"
“Chick-Fil-A genuinely intends to ‘treat every person with honor, dignity and respect,’ it should start with equal and fair treatment of its own employees. If it truly means what it says, your company should have no problem altering its employee health and retirement benefits program to include the committed partners and same-sex spouses of its own LGBT employees. Please consider this.”
“If your wife were to sadly fall ill, Mr. Cathy, would you feel honored, treated with dignity or respected by an employer that prohibited you from sharing duly-earned medical insurance with her because your company’s leadership disagreed with how you personally define family or commitment?”
Kenney wrote to Cathy earlier in the year, telling the fast food executive to "take a hike."
A full copy of Kenney's most recent letter is attached to this story.