On Tuesday night, Elon University SGA held its second open forum on the controversy that swirls around Chick-Fil-A and their decision to donate money to various anti-gay organizations. Around 30 Elon students spoke on both sides that either want or don't want Chick-Fil-A to stay on campus.
Spectrum, Elon's LGBTQ queer-straight alliance group, originally proposed the legislation to support the removal of Chick-Fil-A on Elon's campus. The main reason for this legislation was the fact that President and COO Dan Cathy publicly opposed same-sex marriage and it was revealed that Chick-Fil-A donates a significant amount of money to anti-gay foundations and organizations. The most notable was Exodus International which uses a conversion therapy for homosexuals to attempt to reverse their homosexuality. This, in particular was why so many Spectrum members took offense to Chick-Fil-A's presence.
In the end, however, Elon's SGA decided to rule with the majority of Elon's students (according to a recent Pendulum poll) and uphold Flowers' decision to veto the legislation. During the first open forum, SGA voted 35-11 to recommend the removal of Chick-Fil-A, but then Flowers vetoed the legislation.