WASHINGTON -- As the Chick-fil-A gay rights controversy continues to simmer, one of the Georgia-based fast food chain's locations in Maryland was vandalized over the weekend.
As the Frederick News-Post reports, an individual "sprayed glue and pasted marriage equality messages on the windows" of a Chick-fil-A location on Urbana Pike in Frederick overnight Saturday.
Police have video surveillance and other physical evidence, the newspaper reported.
The incident in Frederick comes after other instances of Chick-fil-A vandalism following controversial statements by company President Dan Cathy opposing same-sex marriage that sparked heated national debate over gay rights.
Earlier this month, a West Hollywood, Calif., artist was arrested for painting "Taste Likes Hate" on the side of a Chick-fil-A location in Torrance, Calif.In an interview with The Huffington Post, the artist, Manny Castro, explained his actions:
"Everybody is entitled to free speech, but it seems like for the gay tribe, this is more of an issue of equal rights -- human rights," explained Castro. "I'm against what these people stand for, what this company stands for. They're trying to take away what little rights we already have."
A Chick-fil-A location in Des Peres, Mo., was vandalized Aug. 4.
At the Frederick location, store employees quickly cleaned up the vandalism Sunday morning, according to the Frederick News-Post.