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Texas AG investigating Chick-fil-A's exclusion at airport

1 year 8 months 5 hours ago Thursday, March 28 2019 Mar 28, 2019 March 28, 2019 4:20 PM March 28, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he's investigating a decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from an airport concession contract over opposition to the fast-food chain owners' record on LGBT issues.

Thursday's announcement comes after the San Antonio City Council voted last week to block Chick-fil-A from opening a location in a revamped airport terminal.

Paxton told city councilmembers that his office will examine whether the city's action was unlawful. He called it a "discriminatory decision" based on the religious beliefs of the chain's owners.

San Antonio officials didn't immediately return a request for comment.

The Atlanta-based fast-food chain has faced opposition elsewhere over donating millions over the years to groups that oppose same-sex marriage. Paxton has made religious freedom battles a focus of his office since being elected in 2014.

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