UM Students Circulate Petition To Oust Chick-fil-A From Campus

The Baltimore Sun
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August 21, 2012

Some staff and students are calling on the University of Maryland to boot Chick-fil-A off the College Park campus, making it the newest front in the war between gay-rights activists and the fast-food chain.

An online petition calls Chick-fil-A a “bigoted and hateful” company and asks the university to end its partnership with the chain after its president, Dan Cathy, told a Christian newspaper and radio station that he opposes same-sex marriage.

Rodrigo Lozada, co-president of the University of Maryland Pride Alliance, said in an email Monday that the petition will send “a message to University officials that students want a campus that is more inclusive and accepting and one that isn’t hypocritical.”

Read more about Chick-fil-A's anti-gay actions: http://glaad.org/chick-fil-a