The Student Government Association of
Elon University has voted to remove Chick-Fil-A from campus over its
anti-gay marriage stance.
Members voted 35-11 to remove a
Chick-Fil-A restaurant from the Elon campus.
According to the Times-News of
Burlington, Darien Flowers, the executive president of Elon's
Student Government Association, can accept the decision or veto it.
A two-thirds majority vote of the association's senators is needed to
override a veto.
Elon spokesman said the chicken chain is on campus through a food
services provider and that the school could instruct the provider to
find a replacement for Chick-Fil-A.
The approved resolution was drafted by
Spectrum, a group which describes itself as a campus “queer-straight
alliance” club, and states that the restaurant's policies are not
in line with the university's non-discrimination policy.
Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy created a
firestorm of protest over the summer when he for the first time
acknowledged that the company has provided financial support to
groups opposed to gay marriage and said that gay nuptials are
“inviting God's judgment on our nation.”
Elon is following in the footsteps of
two other North Carolina schools, Davidson College and Duke