JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The kiss-in at Jacksonville's southside Chick-Fil-A wasn't a big event, but for participants it was an important one.
"What their definition of love is and what our definition of love is," said local organizer Andy Bradfield.
Bradfield says the peaceful demonstration is the best way the LGBT community has to fight back against Chick-Fil-A.
"We don't own national organizations, and I don't have the ability to donate $5 million dollars to my cause, but it's really important to me," he said.
Bradfield has watched the debate over human rights ordinance 296 in city council flounder.
The bill would give the LGBT community protection against discrimination in housing and employment in Jacksonville, but it hasn't yet made it to a vote.
Because a law isn't on the books, Bradfield says he was lucky to be able to take part in the demonstration.
"I have a job that allows me to be openly gay, some people here don't have that option," he said.
One of the most vocal opponents of the ordinance showed up at the protest.
Councilman Don Redman took pictures of the kiss-in that he says he'll bring back to city council to argue against it.
"This is the way that they want the right to act and react if they have the freedoms that they want to push on everybody else," said Redman.
His camera didn't stop the kiss in though, that coordinated with thousands of people across the country to make their point.
"It really makes the biggest wave possible, not just in a city, but in America in general," he said.
First Coast News