No free coffee for same-sex marriage opponents

Tim Hortons pulls support after Internet furor

On second thought, Tim Hortons will not be providing free coffee to a National Organization for Marriage celebration in Rhode Island this weekend. Initially listed as sponsor for NOM’s “Celebrate Marriage & Family Day,” the donut chain became the subject of Twitter outcry today for its apparent support of a group that opposes same-sex marriage. This afternoon, the company withdrew its offer to NOM and issued a clarification. “It has come to our attention that the Rhode Island event organizer and purpose of the event fall outside of our sponsorship guidelines. As such, Tim Hortons can not provide support at the event,” the company said. “We apologize for any misunderstanding or inconvenience this may have caused.”

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