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Maryland Students Petition To Remove Chick-fil-a From Campus

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC) — Some students at the University of Maryland feel Chick-fil-a has no business being on their campus.

An online petition is gathering signatures in hopes of removing the fast food restaurant from the Stamp Student Union according to The Diamondback.

Chick-fil-a, popular for waffle fries and chicken sandwiches, became the subject of deep debate after company president Dan Cathy openly spoke against same-sex marriage on a nationally syndicated radio show last month.

Maryland isn’t the only campus with students battling the fast food chain.

Students at the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Illinois and New York University have launched similar online petition campaigns.

Petitions in support of keeping Chick-fil-a on various campuses have also been created.

Stamp officials say the restaurant is likely to remain at Maryland due to its immense popularity. The petition is roughly 400 signatures shy of its goal of 1,000.

The Stamp’s director believes students ultimately decided whether to remove the restaurant with their business.

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