Although he's been unambiguous in publicly expressing his beef with Chick-fil-A, Mayor Menino admits that he can't legally prevent the company from opening here just because of the owner's views on same-sex marriage. Says Menino to the Herald: "I can’t do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there." That said, if you were Chick-fil-A, would you really want to come to a city whose most powerful politician shared a letter saying "I urge you to back out of your plans to locate in Boston" and also vowed to make it "very difficult" for you to get a license? More importantly, is Mayor Menino secretly Batman? It sure sounds like it from this statement, which also appeared in the Herald: "Some people might not like these positions, but as mayor of the city of Boston, you can’t run and hide, and I’ll always protect people’s rights."
Okay, So Menino Can't Really Ban Chick-fil-A
by Aaron Kagan