University student government agrees to ban homophobic US fast food chain over its ongoing opposition to gay marriage
A university in the US state of North Carolina has banned fast food chain Chick-fil-A because of its opposition to gay marriage.
Elon University’s Student Government Association voted 35 to 11 in favor of kicking the restuarant off the campus.
If the group’s president approves the decision then Chick-fil-A will be asked to leave the college’s food court.
The ruling to expel the eatery from the school premises was initiated by campus LGBT group Spectrum, claiming Chick-fil-A’s presence violates the university’s non-discrimination policy.
However, the restaurant cannot be forced to leave unless the ban is given the approval of university bosses.
The fast food company confirmed in July that it is against gay marriage and its charitable arm has donated millions to anti-gay organizations in recent years.
Last month, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy said the Atlanta-based company was ‘guilty as charged’ for backing ‘the biblical definition of a family.’
After the comments, it unleashed a flood of criticism from politicians and gay rights groups.