Petition started to ban Chick-Fil-A from NCSU

July 31, 2012 3:15:42 PM PDT
An N.C. State graduate student is jumping into the national controversy involving Chick-Fil-A's stance on gay marriage.

Jose Chavira started an online petition Friday and has already gathered a couple hundred signatures. It seeks to get the university to remove Chick-Fil-A from the Atrium food court on campus.

Chick-Fil-A has made national headlines after its president said he believes in that marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

"There's quite a large LGBT community on campus and it's almost offensive in a sense that our university is willing to maintain this relationship with an organization that blatently discriminates against a portion of our student body," said Chavira.

Chick-Fil-A maintains it does not discriminate against anyone.

The company released a statement Tuesday which said in part, "The Chick-Fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect… We will continue this tradition… Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena."

Click here to see the petition.

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