NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a fast food chain’s opposition to gay marriage is none of “the government’s business.”
Bloomberg said Friday that he strongly disagrees with the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco in that regard.
Chick-fil-A’s (chihk-fih-LAYZ’) opposition to gay marriage has touched off a national furor. Gay rights groups have called for a boycott and the three mayors have said Chick-fil-A was not welcome in their cities.
The billionaire businessman-turned-politician called the three “good mayors” but disagrees with them in this case. He says cities should not ask about political beliefs before issuing a permit.
New York City has one Chick-fil-A restaurant. Bloomberg said the company would have to apply for necessary permits if it wanted to open another.
All four mayors support same-sex marriage.