Davidson suspends Chick-fil-A at student events

Davidson suspends Chick-fil-A at student events

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by LINDSAY RUEBENS / Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 14 at 7:06 AM

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson College will suspend Chick-fil-A meals at student events until students later decide about doing business with the fast food chain.

Statements by Chick-fil-A’s president Dan Cathy – who said he was “guilty as charged” in supporting "the biblical definition of the family unit” – sparked a national outcry by same-sex marriage supporters.

The Davidson College Union Board, which is a group of students that organizes College Union activities, usually serves Chick-fil-A sandwiches about once or twice a year at its monthly “After Midnight Events,” according to a release from the school.

The monthly events have taken place since 2001, and they offer students free food and entertainment until 2 a.m.

Members of the Union Board choose the menu for the events and have decided to get students’ input about serving Chick-fil-A before scheduling sandwiches for an event this year, the release said.

The board will then discuss the situation and make a decision at one of its meetings early in the semester.

Classes at Davidson begin August. 27.

 

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