Chick-Fil-A has pledged to stop funding groups opposed to gay rights, according to advocacy group The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA).

The move comes 2 months after Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy conceded that his company supports groups which oppose gay marriage, support therapies aimed at “curing” gay people, and advocate for the criminalization of gay relationships.

The fast-food chain donated $3 million to such groups, including the Family Research Council (FRC) and Exodus International, between 2003 and 2009. In 2010, the company gave more than $1.9 million, more than in any other year for which public records are available, to anti-gay groups through its political arm The WinShape Foundation, according to Equality Matters.

Several U.S. mayors and Chicago Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno criticized Cathy for saying that gay marriage is “inviting God's judgment on our nation.” Moreno came out against a planned restaurant in his ward.

“The WinShape Foundation is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas,” a letter addressed to Moreno states.

The company also pledged to include a statement of respect for all sexual orientations in an internal memo titled “Chick-Fil-A: Who We Are.” The document will state the company's commitment to “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender,” Moreno said.

Chick-Fil-A, however, has made similar pledges in the past, including as recently as July on its Facebook page.

Moreno said he scored a “big win” and is no longer opposed to a restaurant opening in his ward.

“It's one thing to say that's the way you feel – it's another thing to put it into a company policy and an official company statement,” he said.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Chick-Fil-A did not respond to repeated requests to confirm Moreno's assertions.

Anthony Martinez, executive director of The Civil Rights Agenda, describe the company's moves as “a step forward.”

“We would still like to see Chick-Fil-A adopt … [an] anti-discrimination policy that specifically states they won't discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity,” Martinez said.