Fast food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A finds itself at the center of a number of controversial news stories.
In Austin, TX, a religious freedom bill was introduced in response to the recent San Antonio City Council’s decision to deny Chick-fil-A a location at their airport, due to the “anti-LGBT behavior” exhibited by the chain and owner. The first LGBTQ caucus in Texas killed that bill, and with the legislative session coming to a close later this month, its unlikely to come up again.
In California, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, or Cal Poly SOL, voted 38 to 6 in their academic Senate, to remove the on campus Chick-fil-A location. They’ve been a tenant for 25 years, but the academic senate felt that the support that the chain has given to anti-LGBT groups go against the school’s values.
Also in California, the Associated Students of the University of California Riverside, faced concerns from LGBT students about the distribution of Chick-fil-A as an incentive during elections week. This prompted the move to draft legislation to remove Chick-fil-A from their approved vendors list.