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Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage leaves some with bad taste

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At Coffman Union at the University of Minnesota, there's little doubt which came first – the controversy, or the egging of a Chick-fil-A.

A more civilized approach is the online petition to kick the Chick-fil-A off the U of M campus.

In three days, it has gained over 600 signatures.

"We're doing the same thing to Chick-fil-A as the Minnesotan's for Marriage is doing to General Mills," said Matthew Haas, the student who started the petition.

But Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is unapologetic about his politics, saying his opposition to gay marriage is based on scripture.

Chick Fil A has never made it a secret that it runs its company in accordance with Biblical principles, and it has a long tradition opposing gay marriage.

But there's never been any evidence they discriminate, in who they hire, or in who they serve.

And the company has its defenders, too, like former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, declaring Aug. 1 "Chick-fil-A Day."

But for many, politics and fast food leaves a terrible after taste.

"People who support their philosophy will support them and people who don't don't have to eat there," said one passerby. "Yeah, more for us."

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