The State of Texas is investigating whether San Antonio broke the law when it banned Chick-fil-A from its airport.
San Antonio’s city council made excluding Chick-fil-A a condition of the new concessions contract it approved last week.
The Christian fast food restaurant is well-known for its policy of closing on Sundays — but that’s not what drove the decision. The councilman who made the motion says it’s because San Antonio wants everyone to feel welcome — and the city does not tolerate anti-LGBTQ behavior.
Chick-fil-A’s president has said his company supports “the biblical definition of the family unit“ in reference to gay marriage.
Left-leaning website ThinkProgress reported the restaurant donated $1.8 million in 2017 to groups that discriminate against the LGBTQ community.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says excluding Chick-fil-A from the airport is unconstitutional.
In addition to his own investigation, he is asking the department of transportation to open a federal inquiry.