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City of Tuscumbia votes to invite Chick-fil-A to build

The city unanimously voted to invite the restaurant to build. The city unanimously voted to invite the restaurant to build.
TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) -

The city of Tuscumbia is reaching out to Chick-fil-A despite recent controversy.

The city wants the restaurant to build in Tuscumbia.

"We believe in living and let live and as long as you're not violating anybody's constitutional rights or laws we welcome any business to come in and do their kind of business," said Mayor Bill Shoemaker.

Monday night, the city council unanimously approved a resolution to formally invite Chick-fil-A to the city, despite controversy surrounding a comment made by the company's president regarding his stance on gay marriage.

"There's been a lot of people beleaguering him and his company, and what we think is everybody should have the opportunity to stay within the laws in the United States, state of Alabama and city of Tuscumbia and do your business," said Shoemaker. "Everybody has their rights and we're not trying to close down anybody's rights, so we'll welcome them here."

Shoemaker said the resolution is not about same sex marriage but a chance to show the city does not discriminate against businesses.

"In this resolution, we welcome Chick-fil-A and any other business to come to Tuscumbia and open their doors in Tuscumbia and they'll be treated fairly," said Shoemaker. "Any way we can get new business in Tuscumbia we'd be welcoming them."

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