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Petition Urges Pittsburgh Marathon Drop Chik-Fil-A As A Sponsor

The petition argues the fast food company's extreme anti-LGBTQ beliefs' are 'damaging and offensive'"

October 08, 2018 - 5:00 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - An online petition is urging Pittsburgh Marathon officials to drop Chick-Fil-A as the kids' marathon sponsor.

The marathon, run by the P3R group, announced the expanded partnership last week. The petition argues the fast food company's "extreme anti-LGBTQ beliefs and their funding of discriminatory programming" are "damaging and offensive."

 P3R released a statement saying in-part that the organization strives to be inclusive and the new partnership will help "ensure even more children in southwestern Pennsylvania can learn and share in our love of running."

The petition has over 900 supporters.

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