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Which universities and schools have banned Chick-fil-A?

Many schools and universities have banned Chick-fil-A due to their LGBT+ stance. We’ve put together a timeline of the institutions that have removed or barred the fast-food chain from their campuses. The restaurant company, which has approximately 2,000 branches in the US, often makes headlines due to its anti-LGBT point of view and support of “biblical families.” Since their stance on same-sex marriage became known in 2012, universities and schools have ensured that they made their disapproval known by boycotting the company. 2012: Elon University votes Chick-fil-A off campus Elon...
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US Naval Academy to ban transgender students

The US Naval Academy will ban transgender students from attending from 2020 as a result of the trans military ban. The Defense Department confirmed on Monday to the Capital Gazette that the US Naval Academy would no longer be accepting transgender students. The school—which is based in Annapolis, Maryland—currently accepts transgender students and allows students to transition. However, the school has changed its policies following the introduction of Donald Trump’s trans military ban last week, which prevents transgender people from serving in the US Military and Navy. Donald Trump’s trans...
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Lone Finalist to Be University of Colorado’s Next President Claims Congressional Votes to Ban Same-Sex Marriage are Part of His Past

Mark Kennedy, a former Republican congressman and the lone finalist to be the University of Colorado’s next president, said his vote against same-sex marriage was because of “societal consensus” at the time. In 2004, Kennedy voted to approve a bill that would have banned same-sex marriage nationwide, declaring that “that marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman.” Two years later Kennedy voted to approve the Marriage Protection Amendment, which said that “neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State,...
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Christian University President Falsely Attacks Pete Buttigieg: ‘Please Stop Telling Us What Kind of Sex You Like’

“Please stop telling us what kind of sex you like,” Christian school’s president says, only because Buttigieg – who has never talked about sex in his campaign – is married to a man. “This is a matter of your proclivities,” and “your personal peccadillos,” says Dr. Piper. Dr. Everett Piper is the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, a small private evangelical Christian college that leans far to the right. He’s also a contributing columnist at The Washington Times, a newspaper founded in 1982 by a conglomerate owned by the Unification movement, a...
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