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ATLANTA (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The president of the fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has once again injected himself into the gay marriage debate, this time criticizing Supreme Court rulings.

Dan Cathy posted a comment Wednesday on Twitter criticizing a pair of U.S. Supreme Court rulings. Those decisions will extend federal recognition to same-sex marriages in the states where they are legal, and will add California - the most populous state - to the 12 others in that category.

"Sad day for our nation," Cathy wrote. He added that the country's founders would be "ashamed" of the modern generation.

The post was later deleted. Chick-fil-A officials issued a statement acknowledging the post, saying Cathy was offering a personal comment.

Cathy previously sparked controversy by speaking against gay marriage, prompting protests and condemnations by politicians.

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