The gay marriage controversy may now be standing in the way of a new Chik-fil-A opening in California.
This week, five members of Santa Barbara's architectural board abstained from approving a landscaping plan for a restaurant. The move essentially halts the project from moving forward.
City Councilman Frank Hotchkiss condemned the board and requested its members resign.
"For a group thats supposed to working on architectural benefits for the city to just stop what they're doing because of their political views is outrageous," he said.
Board member Gary Mosel disagreed with Hotchkiss.
"I feel he's jumping the gun, and not knowing the situation and asking for our resignation is not a fair assessment," he said.
Mosel admitted he abstained from the vote because he's a member of two gay and lesbian groups. But he said each board member has their own reasons for not voting.