Supporters and opponents of gay marriage continue to contemplate whether or not to buy that next order of waffle fries from Chick-fil-A. After the company’s president gave his opinion on the controversial social issue, people began to question if their personal beliefs should come in the way of where they buy food. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports businesses taking a stance on social issues may not being going away any time soon.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/08/FP-Chic-Fil-A.mp3|titles=FP Chic Fil A]
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Many small business owners in Gainesville are facing similar decisions as businesses are allowed to reopen according to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Plan for Florida’s Recovery. Since locally owned businesses do not have oversight from parent companies, decisions regarding how business will run during the pandemic falls to the individual owners.