College students nationwide are accusing Chick-fil-A of promoting homophobia along with their chicken sandwiches.
But UNC students haven’t fully taken up the cause.
Students at nine universities are demanding the fast food chain be banned from campus due to what they consider to be company support of anti-gay organizations.
“Chick-fil-A preaches hate, it funds hate and it actively works against the equal rights for the LGBTQ community,” said Tyler Offerman, student leader of the petition at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Students at Offerman’s university sponsored the first online petition at Change.org —a website that allows anyone to start a petition for social justice issues — in January.
The petitions started in response to student governments’ efforts to put the franchise in their recently renovated student union.
As of 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, 19,564 people from all over the U.S. and abroad have signed Florida Gulf Coast University’s petition.
Their goal is 25,000 signatures.
UNC’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center is taking a neutral stance.