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Texas AG is investigating San Antonio for religious discrimination against Chick-fil-A

Did the city violate the chicken restaurant's constitutional rights?

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The attorney general for Texas is investigating whether the city of San Antonio violated the constitutional rights of Chick-fil-A when the city refused to allow them to open a restaurant at their airport.

The city council voted to keep the chicken burger chain out of the San Antonio International Airport over the conservative and Christian values that the founder espouses.

"We do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior," said councilman Roberto Trevino.

"Everyone has a place here," he added, "and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport."

Attorney General Ken Paxton responded by opening an investigation into whether the ban violates the First Amendment.

"The Constitution's protection of religious liberty is somehow even better than Chick-fil-A's chicken," Paxton wrote in a letter to the San Antonio city council.

"Unfortunately," he added, "I have serious concerns that both are under assault at the San Antonio airport."

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted in support of the move by the attorney general.

"Texas Attorney General will investigate San Antonio's ban on Chick-fil-A at their airport," tweeted Abbott. "The ban has the stench of religious discrimination against Chick-fil-A."

"Ironically, the city's efforts to be 'inclusive' resulted in the exclusion of Chick-fil-A based on its religious beliefs," said Paxton in a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao asking her to probe whether San Antonio violated any regulation as a recipient of federal funding.

Here's a local news report about the chicken ban:

Controversy around Chick-fil-A at San Antonio Airport goes national www.youtube.com

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