Texas AG investigating Chick-fil-A’s exclusion at airport
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.