Sen. Scott Brown disagrees with Chick-fil-A CEO comments

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) on Friday said he disagrees with comments made by the owner of the Chick-fil-A fast food chain.

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press last week that Chick-fil-A is "very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives."

His comments sparked a waves of criticism and support.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (D) said that Boston did not want to have businesses that discriminated against same-sex patrons.

Brown told reporters in Quincy, Mass., that he didn't agree with Cathy's statement but wouldn't comment on whether cities within his state should keep Chick-fil-A from operating.

"The fact that we have laws against discrimination, and not only discrimination against employees but also patrons, I’m sure that the mayor and the boards approving any restaurants in Boston in particular will do the right thing to make sure that those laws are adhered to," Brown, who voted against same-sex marriage while in the state legislature, said according to MassLive.com.

Brown faces a tough Senate race from Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

Meanwhile New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), who endorsed Brown's reelection earlier in the week, said Friday that it would be "inappropriate" for a city government to keep a business from operating based on the owner's political views.

"It’s inappropriate for a city government, or a state government, or the federal government to look at somebody’s political views and decide whether or not they can live in the city, or operate a business in the city, or work for somebody in the city," Bloomberg said on his radio show to The New York Times.

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