Keller @ Large: Menino Backs Away From Hard Line On Chick-fil-A

July 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: Menino Backs Away From Hard Line On Chick-fil-A

" BOSTON (CBS) – It appears Mayor Menino’s backing away from the hard line he took against Chick-fil-A restaurant.

After its owner spoke out against gay marriage, the mayor warned the chain wouldn’t be welcome in Boston.

But now his tone isn’t quite as threatening.

Menino hoped his “get lost” message to Chick-fil-A would take hold.

He’s getting plenty of support for it, but also some backlash.

“I’m concerned about his stance on this,” State Senator Jack Hart, a Democrat from South Boston, told WBZ-TV.

Hart is usually a Menino ally, but on this:

“People have the right to believe in what they believe in and to, under free speech and the constitution, to say what they believe, as long as it’s not hurtful. so I think we should consider tolerance in this case,” he said "

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