Officials investigating Chick-fil-A airport ban in Texas

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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. 

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