Chick-Fil-A gay marriage stance focus of Loyola forum

By Jordan Berger

Loyola University Chicago’s Unified Student Government Association, OUTLaw, Advocate, and Urban Issues learning community will host a panel and open discussion on the recent controversy regarding Chick-Fil-A at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The event, “Urban Issues Open Forum: Chick-Fil-A,” will be held in Kasbeer Hall on the 15th floor of Corboy Law Center, located at Loyola’s Water Tower campus.

Attendees will have an opportunity to openly discuss and learn about the widely discussed issue involving Chick-Fil-A. The controversy sparked in June 2012 when Dan Cathy, Chick-Fil-A president, made public comments opposing same-sex marriage.

The Chick-Fil-A at Chicago and Wabash avenues near Loyola’s Water Tower Campus remains the chain’s only outlet in the city. Chicago 1st Ward Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno has opposed a second Chick-Fil-A in his North Side ward because of the chain’s stance on gay marriage.

A mixed panel will offer opinions on the recent issue from diverse angles such as social justice, law, business and more.

The local Chick-Fil-A restaurant owner will also be a part of the panel.

The even is free and open to all; students are invited and encouraged to voice their opinions at the open discussion.

For contact information about the event, click here.


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