to connectVideoChick-fil-A banned from the airport on the so-called ‘legacy of anti-LGBT behavior”
The San Antonio City Council has rejected the inclusion of a Chick-fil-A’s new Food, Beverage and Retail, and the Prime Concession Contract for the San Antonio International Airport. The city has banned the chicken supply chain, from setting up shop in the airport, by the company, the so-called ‘legacy of anti-LGBT behavior.”‘ In a statement, a rep for Chick-fil-A, “she said,” still excited by the opportunity to have a well thought-out dialogue with the town council.’
Five are in Texas, fans of Chick-fil-A to have filed a lawsuit against the city of San Antonio to the decision with the president of the chicken-centric chain-of-opening of the store in the local airport. In March, city officials, the council rejected the restaurant’s offer of a new branch office opening in San Antonio International Airport, and the company’s supposed “legacy of anti-LGBT behavior.”
On Sept. 5, are plaintiffs and Patrick Von Dohlen, Brian Greco, Kevin, Jason Khattar, Michael Knuffke, and Daniel, Peter’s case against the city, S. B., 1978, ” also known as the “Save the Chick-fil-A, Bill.”
The proponents of the bill claim that the provision, which has been signed by the Gov. In fact, Greg Abbott, in June, defends the fast-food restaurant, and it protects religious freedoms, while opponents say it is discriminatory to the LGBTQ community.
The new law will stop the government from taking adverse action against an entity or person to contribute to faith-based organizations.
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“The ongoing religious ban of Chick-fil-A by the San Antonio city council is on the left, citizens are left with no other choice, but to take this matter to court,” Jonathan Saenz, president of conservative group Texas Values Action, told the legal court in a statement on Monday, according to The Texas Tribune. “As a third-party vendor that is trying to replace the Chick-fil-A at the airport will be doing so under a great cloud of lengthy and expensive litigation with the city.”
In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs have pushed for the court to declare that the city of San Antonio, “is also violated and continues to violate” the law to ban Chick-fil-A at the San Antonio airport, as well as the issuance of an order barring the city and the airport and the shop operator, Paradies Lagardère be referred to them by the shut-down of the chain at the air hub in the future. In addition, the plaintiffs also hope to be a requirement to have a Chick-fil-A to open in the airport, as well as the issuance of an order to stop the city from “taking an adverse action against the Chick-fil-A, or any other person or entity to which it is based, in whole or in part, by that person or entity has the support of religious organizations that oppose homosexual behavior,” and receive attorney’s fees and other relief.
In response, Laura Mayes, chief communications officer for the city of San Antonio, told the Tribune that the lawsuit is an attempt by the plaintiffs to prevent the improper use of the courts for their own political agenda.”
“Among the many weak points in their case, they are trying to base it on a law that did not exist when the Board voted on the airport’s concessions contract,” Mayes said. “We are committed to a quick resolution of the case.”
Reps for Chick-fil-A, and the city of San Antonio, was not immediately available to provide further comment.
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In March, six members of the San Antonio city council has rejected the inclusion of a Chick-fil-A’s new Food, Beverage and Retail sales, a Prime Concession Agreement with the local airport due to the company’s supposed “legacy of anti-LGBT behavior.”
“With this decision, the city council has re-affirmed that the work of the city done, it has to be a champion of equality and equal opportunities,” board Member Roberto Treviño said of the vote, as the News 4 San Antonio. “San Antonio is a city that is full of compassion, and we don’t have room for in our public services, to a company that has a legacy of anti-LGBT behavior.”
“Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport,” he continued.
The day before, and Think Progress has posted the tax documents have revealed that by 2017, the Chick-fil-A’s Foundation gave more than $1.8 million in charitable donations to a few organizations that are under the control and management of their stance on LGBTQ issues.
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More than $1.65 million of which the contribution has been given to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, writing in an online “Statement of Faith” that he believes “marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman,” and believes in “sexual intimacy” can only be expressed as “in [that] context,” CBS News reports.
Reacting to the news, a rep for Chick-fil-A has provided Fox News with the following statement in the story. “The press release issued by the Councilmember Treviño was the first we heard of the move and the day of its adoption by the San Antonio city council. We will have to agree with him that everyone else is, and should be made to feel welcome at Chick-fil-a,” the spokesman said. “We have a fundamental code of ethics in the Chick-fil-A: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
“We would still like to have the opportunity to have an informed dialogue with the city council, and plans to reach out to them. It’s unfortunate mischaracterizations of our brand, and have led to decisions such as this one,” she continued.
“The one and only focus in on the Chick-fil-A’s Foundation is to support causes focused on youth and education. We are very proud of the positive impact we are making in communities across America, and to be transparent about our work on our website,” the restaurant’s rep concluded.
The grand opening of the Chick-fil-A is the world’s first international location in Toronto, ontario, Canada, with a major protest on Friday by the LGBTQ fans.
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Days after the news of the San Antonio airport, the spell broke, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that he is opening an investigation into the city’s decision, for the exclusion of Chick-fil-A, the contract signed with the local air hub. In June, Paxton filed an emergency petition in connection with the investigation, “in order to force the city to hand over documents related to its decision,” according to the Free Beacon.
In recent news, on Friday, the grand opening of the Chick-fil-A is the world’s first international location is in Toronto, and was picked up by a major protest on Friday, LGBTQ activists, who argued that the chicken-centric chain, the owner of historic antigay policies will come into conflict with the culture of Canada’s largest city.
Fox News’ Talia Kaplan, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.