Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Chicago Gay Rally Against Chick-fil-A

The Chick-fil-A controversy rages on in Chicago. There will be a protest Today August 8th according to Andy Thayer of the Gay Liberation Network. The protest will be at 4:30P at the chain's only currently open outlet in Chicago located at 30 E. Chicago Avenue. Chick-fil-A has given millions of dollars to promote discrimination against our LGBT community. While many charges of censorship have been made against Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno (D) for apparently wanting to prevent Chick-fil-A from opening a store in his ward, GLN contends that both Moreno & his critics missed an important point. While it would be illegal censorship for the government to prevent a business from operating based solely on its leaders' bigoted statements there is evidence that Chick-fil-A may be in violation of bedrock civil rights principles that should prevent it from operating. A February 2011 article in the Windy City Times stated that Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy is quoted as openly admitting he prefers married employees, "believing they are more industrious & productive" & anyone who applies for an operator license is asked to "disclose marital status, number of dependents & involvement in community, civic, social, church &/or professional organizations." Not only does this discriminate against singles in general but also people in same-gender relationships who as you know in Illinois are not allowed to marry. Updates to Come..:)
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