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Petition seeks to oust Chick-fil-A from UMd. campus

COLLEGE PARK — Some students at the University of Maryland want Chick-fil-A to close its campus location.

The students have started a petition to get the campus Chick-fil-A shut down in response to comments about same-sex marriage by a company executive. The online petition calls on the university to replace the Chick-fil-A in the Stamp Student Union building with a more accepting and maybe even healthier dining option.

Protests against the restaurant began last month when Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told a religious publication that the company backed “the biblical definition of a family.” That led to a “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” with supporters flooding franchises nationwide.

4 comments

  1. 1st Amendment mean anything?

  2. George Levasseur

    Have regrets that I am a U of Md graduate. Nothing against gays. Don’t care about their bedroom behavior. Civil unions OK but gay marriage is an oxymoron. Oh, and there is something called freedom of speech and thinking which college students should revere. Differences of opinion OK but unbridled attacks against others opinions is small minded and is sad, especially for college students who should be exploring and considering different views.

  3. I am a gay man, I do approve of and want to see gay marriage in this country. However, the LGBT community (or some of them) have gone WAY TOO FAR on this one. There is a dialouge that needs to happen to show the majority in our country, that a minority should have specific rights (not new rights but rights that hetrosexual couples get that should be granted at the same time to same-sex couples). And this conversation can not happen, at all, when the LGBT community does crap like this: it really pisses people off and changes the subject!

  4. I find it interesting that they want to get rid of Chick-fil-A to replace it with a business that is more “accepting.” Because nothing says “acceptance” like ousting a business because the political views of the head of that business aren’t 100% aligned with your own.

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