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Federal Investigation Opened Into Chick-fil-A Airport Ban

Federal Investigation Opened Into Chick-fil-A Airport Ban

Federal Investigation Opened Into Chick-fil-A Airport Ban

Complaints of religious discrimination prompted the investigation.

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The Trump administration is kicking off Pride month by opening an investigation to determine whether Chick-fil-A is the victim of religious discrimination.

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday that the "Department of Transportation has received complaints alleging discrimination by two airport operators against a private company due to the expression of the owner’s religious beliefs.”

“The FAA notes that federal requirements prohibit airport operators from excluding persons on the basis of religious creed from participating in airport activities that receive or benefit from FAA grant funding,” they said.

You know, because corporations are people and all.

In March, the San Antonio City Council voted to remove Chick-fil-A from a proposed plan by Paradies Lagardère, a company that operates restaurants in airports, and replace it with a different fast food chain.

The decision was in response to the chicken restaurant’s long history of anti-LGBTQ donations.

Chick-fil-A has claimed they have no involvement in the complaints, reiterating their recent insistence that they are just a restaurant and “have no social or political stance.”

“We welcome and embrace all people, regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.”

The other airport under investigation is Buffalo Niagara International Airport, though New York Assemblyman Sean Ryan says the company that operates the restaurants at the airport, Delaware North, was the one to cancel plans to add a Chick-fil-A, not the airport or the city.

A previous attempt to "protect" Chick-fil-A from "religious discrimination" by way of the "Save Chick-fil-A" bill was killed in the Texas House earlier this month.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.