Dershowitz: Anti-Chick-fil-A mayors 'showing terrible intolerance'

Published: Sunday, July 29 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

FILE - This Thursday, July 19, 2012 file photo shows a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta. Earlier this month, Chick-fil-A set off a furor opposing same-sex unions. Other companies are brushing off fears that support for gay marriage could hurt their bottom line.

Mike Stewart, File, Associated Press

Our Take: Renowned Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz called out Chicago and Boston city officials for recent discriminatory statements toward Chick-Fil-A.

Mayors who have told the owners of Chick-fil-A that the restaurant chain is not welcome in their cities are displaying terrible intolerance, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview.

No city is free to discriminate against a company based on the views of its owners, the renowned criminal appeals attorney said.

If you dont like their principles, go to McDonalds, said Dershowitz.

See also Deseret News columnist Nate Oman's analysis of the issue in what he describes as 'soft censorship' from city officials.

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