McDonald’s draws fire for diversity effort

OAK BROOK Ill. The appointment of a McDonald’s Corp. executive to the board of directors of a national gay and lesbian organization has prompted a right-wing advocacy group to solicit support for a protest.

The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, a Washington-based organization that supports businesses owned by gays and lesbians, announced last month that it had appointed to its board Richard Ellis, vice president of communications for McDonald’s USA

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