Just as it was a total shock that Sarah Palin likes Chick-fil-A, Speaker Christine Quinn, NYC's first gay City Council Speaker, dropped this "bombshell": She thinks the anti-gay fast food chain should be banned from NYC until it changes its stance on gay-marriage.

Actually, it is sort of surprising from Quinn, since she usually agrees with Mayor Bloomberg, who thinks a Chick-fil-A ban is a "bad idea." But given that Chick-fil-A's president has emphasized that the company is against gay marriage and that Quinn was married to her partner earlier this year, it's natural that Quinn would ask NYU to kick out Chick-fil-A, and started a petition demanding an apology from Chick-fil-A, as well as a change of attitude. (It also keeps people guessing about how Quinn feels about NYU.)

Quinn wrote in a letter to NYU President John Sexton, "I do not want establishments in my city that hold such discriminatory views... I urge you to sever your relationship with the Chick-fil-A establishment that exists on your campus. This establishment should be replaced with an establishment where the ownership does not denigrate a portion of our population." And this is what her petition says:

Chick-fil-A: We demand the Chick-fil-A executive apologize and change his position

by Christine Quinn

We believe New York City is a place that celebrates diversity. We do not believe in denigrating others. We revel in the differences of our people and their families. We find the remarks made by Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy to be repugnant and un-American. In New York City, we stand up against intolerance and homophobia. We demand the Chick-fil-A executive apologize and change his position.

Futhermore, we do not support establishments in New York City that promote discrimination. We are not going to eat at Chick-fil-A or patronize businesses that do not reflect the diversity and openness of our great city.

So far the petition has 326 signatures.

Earlier this year, NYU students voted to keep Chick-fil-A on free speech grounds, not because those waffle fries are awesome.