A university in North Carolina has voted to ban the popular fast food chain Chick-fil-A from its campus, reports state.
The Student Government Association of Elon University, a private educational institution in Glen Raven, voted 35 to 11 to request that Chick-fil-A be replaced on campus. The vote was based on a resolution introduced by the gay and straight alliance at the school, who claimed that the restaurant did not comport with the university’s non-discrimination policy because it disagrees with same-sex “marriage.”
The vote by the Student Government Association at Elon University in regard to this controversy now lies in the hands of its executive president, Darien Flowers, who can accept the vote or veto it. According to reports, Flowers wishes to talk further with students before making a decision. However, even if he vetoes the vote, the measure can still pass by a two-thirds resolution.
The final decision will be made by administration and Elon’s president.
Elon University marks the third college in North Carolina to vote to boot Chick-fil-A from campus. Duke University and Davidson College were the first two to make the decision in response to statements made by Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy.