Sunday, March 19, 2017

Incoming Chick-fil-A draws concerns of some St. Louis Park, MN residents

The Star Tribune reports:
Five years ago, Chick-fil-A was involved in a major controversy over statements made by the fast-food company that many felt were hostile to those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Now St. Louis Park residents are urging a Chick-fil-A franchise proposed at the Shoppes at Knollwood to operate in a different way.

“We just want to make sure that Chick-fil-A was put on notice that we will be monitoring their activities,” said Zaylore Stout, a labor and employment law attorney.

Stout is a member of Allies of St. Louis Park, a Facebook group that aims to support minorities and underrepresented groups. The group has made several requests of the franchise, including that it consider installing gender-neutral bathrooms at the new location.

“It’s such an easy thing that can be done to show support for the gay and transgender community,” group founder Susan Niz said.
If only Chick-fil-A believed in stoning gay people, genital mutilation , and "arranged marriages" like those progressive Minnesota residents from Somalia.... maybe Minnesota's left would leave them alone.