Chick-fil-A in Scottish highlands is closed

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SPRINGFIELD, VA - JULY 26: A man passes by a Chick-fil-A July 26, 2012 in Springfield, Virginia. The recent comments on supporting traditional marriage which made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has sparked a big debate on the issue. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The only Chick-fil-A in Scotland has shut its door as it could not resist the public backlash caused by the Christian-owned fast food chain’s long history of funding anti-LGBT hate groups. Chick-fil-A has previously closed another UK branch in Reading. Now the chain’s only other UK restaurant, inside the Macdonald Aviemore Resort in the Scottish Highlands, has also shut its doors. The hotel representatives themselves have announced that they have closed the pop-up, although they did not position it as temporary at first. The abrupt closure comes after a petition to the hotel chain attracted 1,200 signatures and support from Scottish parliamentarians. The petition’s creator Scott Cuthbertson, manager of LGBTI Scotland, celebrated the closure, thanking everybody who helped to make it possible. “I want to thank everyone who signed the petition to tell Chick-fil-A to cluck off and hope Macdonald Hotels staff are now redeployed to ensure no job losses,” he said.

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