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Mayor Menino Bans Chick-fil-A Over Anti-Gay Comments

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Can a city ban a restaurant? Mayor Menino certainly thinks so. Menino told the Herald that "Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston" because "You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population," referring to the admittedly anti-homosexual stance of company president Dan Cathy. Menino views Cathy's position as being in direct conflict with the values of the city, saying "And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail." The mayor says that unless Chick-fil-A changes its polices, "it will be very difficult" for the company to acquire the necessary license it needs to open here. Earlier, Northeastern University came to the same conclusion.

· All coverage of Mayor Menino on Eater [~EBOS~]
· Mayor Menino on Chick-Fil-A: stuff it [BH]
· Boston mayor Tom Menino tells Chick-Fil-A to go cluck itself [GS]
· Boston Mayor bans Chick-fil-A over anti-gay comments [Eater National]
· All coverage of Chick-Fil-A on Eater [~EBOS~]