''It has come to our attention that the Rhode Island event organizer and purpose of the event fall outside of our sponsorship guidelines.... Tim Hortons and its store owners have always welcomed all families and communities to its restaurants and will continue to do so. We apologize for any misunderstanding or inconvenience this may have caused.''
Statement posted on the website of Tim Hortons, a doughnut chain that came under fire when it appeared on the list of sponsors for Maggie Gallagher's stunt event called "Rhode Island's First Annual FREE Celebrate Marriage and Family Day" which is to be held this coming Sunday, August 16, 2009. Her infamous organization says on the same brochure that her National Organization for Marriage was founded "in response to a growing need for an organized opposition to same sex marriage" in Rhode Island. (Tim Hortons) (NOM-RI)