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North Carolina university’s student government has voted to ban a Chick-fil-a restaurant on campus because the fast-food chain’s president is against gay marriage.
Elon University’s Student Government Association voted 35-11 to ask its food vendor to find another restaurant to take its place, the Daily Advance reports.
Now, the decision goes to the Student Government Association’s executive president, Darien Flowers, who can accept the vote or veto it.
Flowers said he wants to talk to students and other people before making a decision, according to the paper.
The ultimate decision on whether Chick-fil-A stays will be made by senior administrators at the private college and Elon’s president, school spokesman Dan Anderson told the paper.
In July, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that the company was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.”
“We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.” Cathy told the Baptist Press, the news agency of the Southern Baptist Convention.
The Atlanta-based chain opened its first location in a Georgia mall in 1967 and grown to more than 1,615 restaurants in 39 states and Washington, D.C., with annual sales of more than $4.1 billion, according to its website.