But when it comes to deciding which fast food chains get to move into the city, Bloomberg isn't about to overstep his bounds.
You can't have a test for what the owners' personal views are before you decide to give a permit to do something in the city. You really don't want to ask political beliefs or religious beliefs before you issue a permit. That's just not government's job.
Bloomberg also criticized Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and San Francisco mayor Edwin M. Lee, both of whom issued stern warnings against Chick-fil-A.
Nevertheless, Bloomberg remains a supporter of marriage equality. And while he questions politicians' involvement in the restaurant's plans for expansion, he probably won't be heading to Chick-fil-A for a photo op any time soon.
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