FREDERICK, Md. - A group advocating marriage equality issued a statement condemning vandalism at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Frederick Monday.
Josh Levin, campaign manager for Marylanders for Equality said in a statement, "We abhor any vandalism or disrespect in this campaign. We remain focused on supporting all Maryland families and sending the message that committed gay and lesbian couples should be treated fairly under the law. We encourage our supporters to have conversations with people they know who may be undecided on the issue. That's how we win."
Frederick police say vandals put stickers promoting marriage equality and a gay pride flag on the windows of a Chick-fil-A restaurant.
Police say the vandalism was reported Sunday morning. Several homemade signs were also left at the restaurant.
Cpl. Gregory Santangelo told The Frederick News-Post (bit.ly/MQpT25) that the store hired a cleaner to remove the items.
Gay marriage supporters have been protesting comments by a company executive opposing same-sex unions. Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told a religious publication that the company backed "the biblical definition of a family."
In California, a 30-year-old man was arrested last week after police say he scrawled "tastes like hate" on the side of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in a Los Angeles suburb.