TX Governor Signs ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ Bill into Law

The “Save Chick-fil-A” bill was signed into law on Monday by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

As Christian Headlines previously reported, the bill – SB 1978 – will protect businesses from being discriminated against by government entities because of their “membership in, affiliation with, or contribution, donation, or other support provided to a religious organization.”

The legislation came about in the lone star state after San Antonio’s City Council voted in March to exclude Chick-fil-A from the airport, in part due to the company’s donations to the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

District 1 City Councilman Robert Treviño shared that he believed excluding the Christian affiliated Chicken restaurant was the right call because “we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior,” the Washington Times reported back in March.

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