Monday, August 10, 2009

Tim Hortons backs out of anti-gay marriage event

Earlier today, I posted about the Tim Hortons controversy and thanks to many bloggers the company has issued a statement.
CBC reports:
Tim Hortons has reversed its decision to sponsor a Rhode Island rally held by a U.S. group that opposes same-sex marriage, after encountering fierce criticism for the move. The August 16 event, organized by the National Organization for Marriage, is billed as a "Celebrate Marriage & Family Day." Held in suburban Providence, the rally is to include speeches, a cookout and a ceremony in which married couples are invited to renew their vows.

Monday afternoon, Tim Hortons issued a statement confirming it will pull out as a sponsor of the event:

"It has come to our attention that the Rhode Island event organizer and purpose of the event fall outside of our sponsorship guidelines. As such, Tim Hortons can not provide support at the event... We apologize for any misunderstanding or inconvenience this may have caused."

The event's organizer, Christopher Plante, said he was taken aback by the uproar over the issue. READ MORE