Wichita State University stands by embattled Chick-fil-A

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A Wichita State University (WSU) petition to remove Chick-fil-A a from the campus fell flat on Wednesday when administrators issued a statement noting that there had been no reports of discrimination involving the popular fast-food chain.

"The university has no reason to believe that anyone has been refused service at Chick-fil-A on campus for sexual orientation or any other factor involving discrimination," said a statement issued by the university. "If WSU receives information that someone served on campus has been discriminated against, the university would… review and address the situation."

A controversy over Chick-fil-A ignited on WSU’s campus last week after Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy referred to the  “biblical definition of the family unit” and revealed he financially supports pro-family groups including Focus on the Family, and the Family Research Center.

A a graduate student spread a petition to remove the restaurant from WSU's campus that gained had around 1600 signatures by Thursday afternoon,

Chick-fil-A corporate headquarters issued a statement last week noting that donations of their CEO do not translate into company policy.

“The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender,” said the statement. “ We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 restaurants run by independent owner/operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”

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