By the means of Twitter, the mayor of Washington, Vincent Gray wrote: "Given my long standing strong support for LGBT rights and marriage equality, I would not support #hatechicken."
This opposition to chick fil a is related to the declaration of the president of the company which opposed gay marriage.
According to The Washington Post, Pedro Ribeiro, a Gray spokesman, said the mayor’s opposition to the company does not necessarily mean it could not open another store in the city.
"We will not support and don’t want them here, but if they are legally entitled to a permit, they are legally entitled to a permit," Ribeiro said.
On her side, Christine Quinn, who recently married her partner, launched a petition saying that chick fil a is not welcomed in New York City.
She urged the business executive to "apologize and change his position."
"We are not going to eat at Chick-fil-A or patronize businesses that do not reflect the diversity and openness of our great city," says the petition.
Currently, the petition has collected 538 signatures. Do not hesitate to add yours, to share it to also show your opposition.
And that's not all!
Quinn also sent a letter to the New York University's president to ask him to replace the restaurant Chick fil a, present on the campus of Greenwich Village, by another establishment.
"This establishment should be replaced with an establishment where the ownership does not denigrate a portion of our population. In ending this relationship, I also urge you to keep the workers who are employed by Chick‐fil‐A and ensure that the replacement restaurant lets them retain their jobs. The employees of the Chick‐fil‐A should not suffer because of the shortsightedness and homophobia of the President of the corporation that employs them."
Unfortunately, no legal action is possible except if Chick fil a is violating anti-discrimination laws.
"I don’t know that there is legal action I could take," Quinn said. "If there was, I might, but I don’t think there is. Look if the owner of Chick-fil-A sends out some memo that says you can’t sell a sandwich to someone you think is a lesbian, you bet your bottom dollar we’re closing them down and kicking them out, but there is no evidence that has happened."