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Chick-fil-A Chased Off Boston's Northeastern University

Chick-fil-A Chased Off Boston's Northeastern University

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After Northeastern University's student senate voted overwhelmingly to ban Chick-fil-A from campus, school officials canceled a pending contract with the Atlanta-based fast-food chain that's given millions to antigay causes. Northeastern was considering allowing Chick-fil-A to open a restaurant at the newly renovated student center, but a petition opposing the chain soon gained 300 student signatures.

Then on Monday, the student senate voted 31 to 5, with eight abstentions, to oppose Chick-fil-A setting up shop. The university quickly canceled the chain's contract, much to the surprise of some students. The school sent out a press release that didn't dance around the fact that Chick-fil-A was not welcome because it's donated to antigay causes through its charitable arm, Winshape.

"We are proud of the decision that affirms our university's commitment to be an inclusive, diverse community that is respectful of all," college spokeswoman Renata Nyul said in a statement. Read more here.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.