Indiana University Students Vote NO Against ‘Hateful’ Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A’s slogan is “Eat Mor Chickin” but students at Indiana University (Bloomington campus) voted “no” to more chicken based on concerns over the company’s views on same-sex marriage and other LGBT issues.

The Chick-fil-A franchise at the Wells Library location was previously under contract with Sodexo, a food management company, but the campus recently decided to exercise a clause in the contract allowing the site to be managed by Residential Programs and Services. With RPS in talks with Chick-fil-A in continuing service at the location, RPS Executive Director, Patrick Conner, reached out to students of the Residence Hall Association for their input.

The student representatives of RHA voted 18-9 to cut ties with Chick-fil-A, partially based on the question of whether the company’s views on LGBT issues would be “congruent” with supporting the LGBT community on campus at IU. The Residence Hall Association also voted unanimously in that same meeting to support the Spectrum thematic community. This proposal is to establish a residence hall floor for gender blind housing for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and those in support of such a community.

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