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Berry College students ‘positive’ about forming official LGBT campus group after admin meeting

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Students with Berry College who are determined to get an official LGBT group started at the Christian liberal arts school say they are hopeful that the campus will soon get an official LGBT campus organization after faculty and administrators discussed the issue at a meeting on April 17.

An earlier version of this story stated students also met with the faculty and administrators, but that was incorrect.

According to the Change.org petition started to get the LGBT group, LISTEN, to move from unofficial status to an official campus organization, a group of students met April 17 with faculty. They said the "meeting was productive and pointed to a commitment on the part of the college to move Listen towards an official student group in a timely, though not immediate, manner."

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By the numbers: Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay donations

1946

Year that Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Ga. He would go on to found the Chick-fil-A national restaurant chain.

1,500

Current number of Chick-fil-A restaurants, which span 38 states, including 189 in Georgia.

$3.2 billion

Annual sales for Chick-fil-A, according to the company.

23,000+

People who have signed a Change.org petition urging Chick-fil-A to stop supporting the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which is trying to ban gay marriage in the state, and other anti-gay groups.

63

Years that Truett Cathy and his wife have been married, according to a video from his son, attempting to defray pro-gay criticism of the chain.

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GA Equality calls for action against Chick-fil-A anti-gay donations

Georgia Equality weighed in on the Chick-fil-A donation controversy this afternoon by posting a link to a petition hosted on advocacy website Change.org calling for the fast food chain to cease donations to anti-gay groups, including Focus on the Family.

The fast food chain has been accused of donating to other groups, such as the Pennsylvania Family Institute, an organization that attacks the “homosexual lifestyle.”

Georgia Equality wrote on its Facebook page:

“Change.org continues to pressure Chick-fil-A. You can sign their petition using this link.”