Chick a filet drops controversial charities

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US fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has changed its charitable giving policies, which had been criticised by LGBTQ activists.

The restaurant company did not explain the decision except to say it wanted to offer “more clarity” about its donations.

The firm said its giving will now focus on education, homelessness and hunger.

Chick-fil-A has faced scrutiny since 2012 comments by chief executive Dan Cathy against same-sex marriage.

Leaders in Boston, New York and other cities have spoken out or proposed to ban the family-owned company, which boasts about 2,400 outlets across North America.