University Of Louisville To Weigh Calls For Chick-Fil-A Shutdown Over 'Traditional Marriage' Remarks

Friday, August 3, 2012

University of Louisville Provost Shirley Willihnganz plans to meet with campus groups concerning statements by Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy that some have criticized as homophobic and intolerant.

An online petition began Wednesday calling for the school to shut down the Chick-fil-A franchise in the school’s Student Activities Center after Cathy’s statements to the Baptist Press about his support for “traditional marriage” went viral.

During the interview, a reporter noted that “some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family,” to which, Cathy responded, “Well, guilty as charged.”

Supporters of gay marriage have criticized the remark as being an attack on gays. The company released a statement saying that it doesn’t discriminate against anyone.

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