(CNN) — Chick-fil-A announced Monday that starting next year it will only donate to organizations that focus on education, homelessness and hunger.
Chick-fil-A’s donations and comments from its executives have caused controversy over the past several years.
CEO Dan Cathy has said the Atlanta-based fast food company supports quote “the biblical definition of the family unit.”
Gay rights groups have boycotted and opposed the chain over its stance on same-sex marriage.
In a statement, gay rights organization GLAAD said customers and employees should quote “greet today’s announcement with cautious optimism.”