Elon SGA Votes to Uphold Veto on Chick-Fil-A Legislation

Elon University SGA voted to uphold SGA Executive President Darien Flowers' recent veto on the legislation that endorsed the removal of Chick-Fil-A on Elon's Campus.

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  1. 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.  
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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