July 26th, 2012
10:01 PM ET

City official wants to block construction of Chick-Fil-A

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to a Chicago city official who says he'll prevent Chick-Fil-A from opening a restaurant in his district because of the company's stance on gay marriage.

OutFront Thursday: Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno.

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  1. Jimbrown

    prison to protect our young people. That is absolutely my honest loving opinion, and I'm allowed to express it in this country just like the CEO of Chik-fil-A is allowed to express his.

    July 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
  2. stonesrule

    Is Chik-Fil-A not hiring gays? Are they not serving them? Of course they are – it's illegal not to. Since when is it illegal to voice one's beliefs or opinions? I hate liberals. I hate Democrats. Is that illegal? I know you'd like it to be......libs are such illogical, predictable hypocrits.

    July 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
  3. Kevin A. Lewis

    As somebody pointed out, it's all very satisfying to ban somabody because their CEO's a jerk, but legally it's a little shaky... After all, there was a small town in the Midwest that supposedly banned Starbucks because they supported gay rights. (Whaddya mean you don't discriminate-get outta here!) Of course, Chick-Fil-A is smart enough not to openly proclaim that they discriminate against gays, but I've been in enough corporate environments to know that when the CEO goes public like this, every amibitious District and Regional manager is going to start memorizing the Book of Deuteronomy... Of course, by strict interpretation of Scripture, every employee of Chik-Fil-A from the CEO on down could be stoned to death for working on a Saturday as well. But as Rhett Butler observed, "But, course, you gentlemen have already thought of these things..."

    July 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Reply
  4. tommytee

    Well good for Chicaco. That's the problem with people who oppose other peoples rights.

    July 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
    • Hjmeyer

      I find it absurd that vocalizing that someone is for gay marriage is ok, but someone vocalizing that they are for traditional marriage is wrong and risks being bullied. One can share their views openly and the other is threatened? In America? How many people take an opportunity when they have a high positions to express support for gay rights?!? That has been their whole agenda! So now only one opinion is allowed from someone in a high position?

      July 30, 2012 at 11:27 am | Reply

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