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Local LGBTQ activist group Equality Champaign-Urbana has announced a boycott of the Chick-fil-A restaurant franchise. This action is in coordination with the LGBT law group OUTlaw as well as other University of Illinois student groups who are working to keep the fast food chain's contract from being renewed at the UIUC. Indiana University South Bend, Florida Gulf Coast University, Duke University and the University of North Texas are also working to either remove the franchise or keep it from coming to their school.
Recently the restaurant came under fire from the LGBTQ community when it was revealed that they have donated food and money to a number of anti-LGBTQ groups including Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, Exodus International and the Pennsylvania Family Institute. Chick-fil-A has also said that same-sex couples are not welcome at the company's marriage institute.
Equality Champaign-Urbana believes that it is neccesary to boycott Chick-fil-A because they finance inequality. It is wrong to pay for our own discrimination or anyone else's.
To show your support for the boycott visit eQuality C-U's "Boycott Chick-fil-A UIUC" Facebook page and the "eQuality C-U" page. Also visit OUTlaw's Facebook page "UI Students Against Chick Fil A on Campus".
To find out more about the boycott, email eQuality C-U at firstname.lastname@example.org or come to a meeting. Meetings are every Tuesday at 7pm at the Wesley Foundation on the corner of Green and Goodwin in Urbana while the UIUC is in session. For locations and times when the UIUC is not in session, please email.