Stockton students want Chick-fil-A out

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Wendy Williams in purple

GALLOWAY, NJ: In a 14-10 decision, with two abstentions, the Student Senate of Stockton College has passed a resolution to remove the Chick-fil-A restaurant from its campus center.

The issue first arose when the company publicly announced its support for traditional marriage while supporting anti-gay organizations through sponsorships and donations. The president and COO of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, has recently become an outspoken opponent of marriage equality.

Scores of LBGT groups, especially those on college campuses, instantly reacted to the issue by boycotting the restaurant and holding demonstrations. Many believe the practices of Chick-fil-A are in direct conflict with the values and principles of their campus communities.

A letter of resolution will be given to President Herman Saatkamp on Monday the 26th. Ultimately it is in the hands of President Saatkamp to determine whether or not to follow through with the resolution.

David Lamando, the vice president of Stockton College’s Student Senate, has noted that the decision will likely not be easy.

“Chick-fil-A has a ten year contract with the college,” he said, “and they’re only into their second year,” noting that it would be “very costly” for President Saatkamp to break the contract and remove the restaurant from the Stockton State College campus.

 

GALLOWAY, NJ: In a 14-10 decision, with two abstentions, the Student Senate of Stockton College has passed a resolution to remove the Chick-fil-A restaurant from its campus center.