New York City Councilwoman Christine Quinn, who as the speaker of the city council is one of the most prominent figures in New York’s massive local political landscape, is the latest figure to join in on the strong rhetoric against Chick-fil-A for its unapologetic comments in opposition of gay marriage.
Quinn is calling for the fast food chain to get rid of its prime spot in the campus of New York University, which is the only Chick-fil-A location in the entire city.
Not surprisingly, being in such a densely populated university and being in the middle of such a heated debate, Quinn isn’t the only one voicing such an opinion. Throngs of students are also calling for the ousting of the restaurant.
“Let me be clear ‐‐ I do not want establishments in my city that hold such discriminatory views. We are a city that believes our diversity is our greatest strength and we will fight anything and anyone that runs counter to that,” Quinn wrote in her letter.
Quinn is one of the highest-profile politicians to be openly gay. She also happens to be a likely candidate for the mayoral position when Michael Bloomberg’s spot opens up next year. So her voice is pretty much as strong as they come in this issue.
She is also calling for Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy to apologize for his remarks.