Chicago Republican Party joins Chick-Fil-A battle

July 31, 2012 3:20:50 PM PDT
The Chicago Republican Party is joining the Chick-Fil-A battle in the city, saying it will make a formal complaint against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Joe Moreno and attorney general Lisa Madigan on Wednesday.

It claims they broke civil rights laws pertaining to religious freedom and the first amendment in denying the restaurant chain a permit to operate in Chicago's Logan Square community.

This happened after Chick-Fil-A's CEO said he does not support gay marriage.

Emanuel has said the restaurant does not share Chicago's values.

Chick-Fil-A released a statement saying: "The Chick-Fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect, regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender."