Remove Chick-fil-A from KU Memorial Unions
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The University of Kansas
The University of Kansas

Remove Chick-fil-A from KU Memorial Unions

    1. James Castle
    2. Petition by

      James Castle

      Stilwell, KS

In the last several days, the president of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, reaffirmed the company's anti-gay marriage stance and their allocation of funds to support organizations countering the marriage equality movement.

The University of Kansas Values Mission reads,

"The university is committed to excellence. It fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights of the individual are respected."

http://www.ku.edu/about/mission/

Chancellor Bernadette Grey-Little's statement on diversity reads,

"Everyone at KU plays a role in creating an inclusive environment. Mutual respect, mutual trust, and collegiality are the bonds of the relationships we seek; they are essential components to our standards of excellence."

http://www.diversity.ku.edu/chancellor.shtml

KU Provost, Jeffery Vitter's statement on diversity reads,

"What makes KU great is its people. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join the KU community—one grounded on valuing each individual’s worth and dignity. An important component of that value system is advocacy for diversity and inclusion; it is a major responsibility entrusted to all campus community members."

http://www.diversity.ku.edu/provost.shtml

Because Chick-fil-A's stance on gay rights could create a hostile environment for queer individuals and allies, having a Chick-fil-A on campus deeply conflicts with The University of Kansas Mission on Values and the Chancellor's and Provost's personal commitments to diversity at KU.

This petition calls for the removal of Chick-fil-A from KU Memorial Unions Dining Services (The Underground).  As the Provost said, it is our responsibility to ensure diversity and inclusion at The University of Kansas.  

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    • Dave Hull SAMMAMISH, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      Good chicken, but a horrible position on equality leaves a bad taste in my mouth. They have no place at KU.

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    • Ann Macken LAWRENCE, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      I am lesbian and Chick-fil-A supports anti-gay organizations.

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    • weston halberstadt LAWRENCE, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I'm gay.

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    • Ashleigh Tillman LAWRENCE, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      Not only do I belive that all people should have the equal amount of freedom and rights, but I also have numerous friends that are gay and are great people. They should be able to marry whoever they want. If Chick-fil-A has a problem with whom others are marrying, then they can get off campus.

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    • Daulton Lafferty LAWRENCE, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      Chik-Fil-A has terrible, and very expensive food. As well as an inhumane environment towards gays, and gay marriage.

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