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Chick-Fil-A Is Not Welcome at Johns Hopkins University

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The student government "vehemently opposes" the chain's anti-gay marriage views.

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Johns Hopkins University is saying no thanks to Chick-fil-A. The student government feels the on-campus presence of the Atlanta-based chicken chain would be a "microaggression" against the LGBT community, reports The College Fix.

This week the Baltimore college's Student Government Association "approved a resolution that called on administrators to put to a halt any discussions or plans to bring a Chick-fil-A to campus" in light of the fast food chain's controversial anti-gay marriage stance. The move is strictly hypothetical — while there are no official plans for an on-campus Chick-fil-A at this point, The College Fix says "the vote was spurred by the recent start of construction on a large, mixed-use development at Johns Hopkins" that many students reportedly wanted to see the chain be a part of.

The resolution states that the SGA "vehemently opposes" anti-gay marriage sentiments expressed publicly by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, specifically citing a 2013 instance in which Cathy called the Supreme Court's landmark ruling supporting marriage equality a "sad day for our nation." The resolution also points out that "several universities and colleges such as North Carolina State University and Indiana University have already launched efforts to ban already established Chick-fil-A's."

Cathy touched off a major culture war when he publicly voiced his company's opposition to gay marriage back in the Summer of 2012. Following the subsequent media shitstorm, Chick-fil-A announced it would stop donating money to anti-gay organizations, though that didn't stop Cathy from publicly expressing his controversial opinions.

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