A representative of the Lexington-based Family Foundation says he was turned away from a meeting to discuss the fate of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain on the University of Louisville campus. Policy analyst Andrew Walker says he was told the meeting was private and his presence would not be allowed. The group has criticized recent suggestions that the University of Louisville could expel a business from its campus because a company executive spoke against gay marriage.
Family Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Martin Cothran is calling on U of L officials to meet with supporters of the Chick-fil-A chain and to make their discussions on the issue public.Top officials at the University of Louisville recently have refused to eat at the campus Chick-fil-A location and are reportedly reviewing the company's contract.
The Chick-fil-A controversy has emerged in several parts of the country, leading supporters of the chain to call for an "appreciation" day for the restaurant. That August first activity has drawn large crowds to many of the restaurants locations, including Bowling Green, Kentucky, Houston, Texas, Greensboro, North Carolina, and sites in Colorado and West Virginia.