08/08/2012 02:29 pm ET

Gay Marriage Debate Pulls Big Money From Famous CEOs, Founders (PHOTOS)

Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy caused quite a stir with his anti-gay marriage stance, but the chicken chain executive wasn’t the first to enter his opinion -- and cash -- into the gay marriage debate. Executives ranging from Microsoft founder Bill Gates to General Mills CEO Ken Powell have donated money to support same-sex marriage efforts, while Cathy was joined by Amway president Doug DeVos in his vocal and expensive opposition to gay marriage.

Below are some of the CEOs that have used their money to support and oppose same sex marriage:

CEOs Using Their Cash To Support And Oppose Same-Sex Marriage