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In the weeks following the fact that ThinkProgress criticized Chick-fil-A for its continued financial support of anti-LGBTQ organizations, the fast food chain was prevented from opening new locations in San Antonio and Buffalo . For the development of a franchise in San Jose, the process would have been too long for a reversal at the time of publication of the article, so that the discontented community is struggling with an inclusion message .
According to Eater, the San Jose City Council has decided to place pride flags outside the airport where the new Chick-fil-A is to open. The former county supervisor, Ken Yeager, who is the city's first elected to be openly homosexual elected, proposed the idea "as a counter-signal to discrimination backed by [the company]"Councilman Raul Peralez was another strong supporter of the plan and hoped to make this new location the" most beautiful chick-fil-A in the country ".
The store, which is expected to open in just 35 days, was approved a full year before the initial scandal in March 2018. However, many officials expressed disappointment at the deal and Mayor Sam Liccardo is even excuse. By Mercury NewsLiccardo said that he "just had not thought enough" when the plans were allowed. Shake Shack, the Great American Bagel, Vic Trader and a craft brewery are also part of the extension, but they are apparently free of controversy. So you can continue to eat Shack Burgers without guilt.
Although Chick-fil-A has avoided apologizing for their questionable gifts, the brand has since tried to portray itself as welcoming. "We do not have a political or social agenda," they said in a recent statement: "More than 145,000 people of different backgrounds and beliefs represent the Chick-fil-A brand. including members of the LGBTQ community We embrace all people, regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or identity of gender. "
If it is really the case, maybe they'll love the flags of pride. Maybe it will become a staple nationwide.