New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials are urging New Yorkers not to eat at Chick fil-A.
The popular chicken restaurant is planning to open up a new location in Queens, its fourth to open in New York City.
But the liberal mayor and other city leaders argued that the owners of Chick fil-A support groups that promote "hate" against gays.
"Chick-fil-A is anti-LGBT," City Councilman Danny Dromm said in a statement, according to the website DNAInfo.
Dromm said, "This group imparts a strong anti-LGBT message by forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love. It is outrageous that Chick-fil-A is quietly spreading its message of hate by funding these types of organizations."
Mayor de Blasio also spoke out against the chain's newest restaurant at an unrelated press conference Tuesday — noting they have every right to open, but New Yorkers shouldn't eat there.
"What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong," he said.
"I’m certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them. But they do have a legal right."