VA Gov. McDonnell Defends Chick-fil-A


The DCist:

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell waded into the still-simmering debate over Chick-fil-A today, saying that he didn't think that the fried chicken purveyor should be denied permits because of its donations to organizations that oppose same-sex marriage, a threat some elected officials have made in recent weeks. 

"I love chicken. If we start having governments issue permits or zoning changes, or withholding those because of someone's political or religious beliefs, we are going down a very bad road. I think people have an ability to start and grow a business regardless of their political beliefs," heĀ said on WTOP's Ask the Governor this morning.