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Chick-fil-A Supporters Pack Local Restaurants

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Customers packed Chick-fil-A restaurants Wednesday, in support of the company's stance against same-sex marriage.

In Morgantown, lines of cars spilled onto Patteson Drive, and customers wrapped around the entire dining area inside the restaurant, into the entryway of the restaurant to order.

Some customers said they'd heard about "Chick-fil-A Day" from former Republican Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's radio show.

Management would not allow video inside the restaurant, but did issue a statement from the corporate Chick-fil-A public relations office. It reads:

"Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was created by our fans not by Chick-fil-A. We appreciate all of our customers and are glad to serve them at any time. Our goal is simple: to provide great food, genuine hospitality and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A."

It was a similar busy scene at Chick-Fil-A in Clarksburg.

This started when the Chick-Fil-A president publicly opposed marriage equality.

In response, mayors of cities including Chicago, Boston and Pittsburgh publicly condemned the fast food chain.

We spoke with one woman about why she made the trip from to Clarksburg from Parsons:

"I support his ability to say whatever he wanted to say," said Deborah Chapman, a supporter of Chick-Fil-A. "I just think every body should have that in the United States."

Some who don't support the Chick-Fil-A president's stance said the issue is more about discrimination and hate than free speech.

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