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It's Time To Save Chick-Fil-A From Left Wing Haters

Jeff Katz
May 21, 2019 - 1:45 pm

The "Save Chick-fil-A" bill passed both houses of the Texas Legislature Monday. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign it when it reaches his desk.

On March 21, the San Antonio City Council blocked Chick-fil-A from opening a franchise location in the city's airport. Councilman Robert Treviño said it was because the city of San Antonio does "not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior."

The restaurant chain came under fire in 2012 for saying that CEO Dan Cathy personally opposed same-sex marriage, which was met with boycotts of the company by pro-LGBT groups.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced March 28 that he would be investigating the city council's decision. He tweeted this in response to the decision:

That particular slogan and flag refers to the Battle of Gonzales during the Texas Revolution, when Texans refused to turn over a cannon to the Mexican army.

The Texas state Senate will vote on an amendment to the bill from the Texas state House. Once it reaches Abbott, a conservative, he is expected to sign the bill into law.