BOSTON -- The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company's president spoke out publicly against gay marriage.
Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he doesn't want a business in the city "that discriminates against a population."
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately-owned company is "guilty as charged" in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family.
The Hapeville-based fast-food chicken sandwich chain later said that it strives to "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender."
Chick-fil-A has more than 1,600 stores nationwide but just two in Massachusetts, both located in suburban malls.