Chick-fil-A re-evaluating donations it gives to groups with "political agendas"

Chick-fil-A is re-evaluating donations the company gives to anti-gay organizations and other groups with "political agendas."

The decision comes after weeks of negotiations with a Chicago lawmaker, Alderman Joe Moreno.{} Moreno has protested against the building of a new Chick-fil-A in the Windy City, since the company's CEO, Dan Cathy, said he supports "the biblical definition of the family unit."

In a letter to Moreno, Chick-fil-A agreed to "take a closer look" at which groups receive donations from its charitable arm, WinShape.

Between 2008 and 2010, the WinShape Foundation gave $3.2 million to groups that advocate against same-sex marriage, according to the group's tax reports.

Along with re-evaluating funding to anti-gay marriage activist groups, Moreno said Chick-fil-A has agreed to amend its corporate policy to include sexual orientation in its anti-discrimination policy.

"The company today has put into writing, for the first time, that its employees are to 'treat every person with honor, dignity and respect regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender. .. our intent is not to engage in political or social debates,'" Moreno said in a statement.

Because of such changes to company policy, Moreno said he will recommend to the Chicago City Council that Chick-fil-A construction plans be approved for its new location in Chicago.