The students of Johns Hopkins University have told Chick-fil-A that they don’t want any of products and services on campus.
The university’s Student Government Association approved a resolution this week saying that university officials should pick “other non-discriminatory options” and rule out any “current and future Chick-fil-A development plans” if searching for new dining vendors on campus.
In the resolution, which passed 18 to 8, the SGA stated that having a Chick-fil-A location on campus would be a “microaggression” toward the campus community, including “visiting prospective and current students, staff, faculty, and other visitors who are members of the LGBTQ community or are allies.”
Chik-fil-A’s CEO Dan Cathy has a history of making bigoted statements towards the LGBT community, all stemming from his religious beliefs. Attention was first drawn to the CEO’s feelings towards gays back in the summer of 2012, sparking large protests and condemnations.
The company has since changed its ways, even ceasing its donations to organizations against same-sex unions—but that has not stopped college campuses from expressing their disapproval of hosting Chick-fil-A. Students at North Carolina’s Elon University voted the franchise out in 2012, and Indiana University’s Bloomington campus did the same in January.