FAA Investigation

Possible Discrimination

May 26, 2019 - 6:18 am
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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether airports, including the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport and their respective cities discriminated against Chick-Fil-A.

The Buffalo Airport and Delaware North decided not to move forward with plans to bring the Chick-fil-A to the airport after it drew a good deal of discussion around Buffalo.

It wasn't just here in Buffalo and thats why the FAA is investigating several cities.

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it's investigating a decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from an airport concession contract in San Antonio over opposition to the fast-food chain owners' record on LGBT issues.

The San Antonio Express-News reports the FAA told San Antonio officials Friday it's investigating complaints the city-owned airport discriminated "against a private company due to the expression of the owner's religious beliefs."

City Attorney Andy Segovia said his office is reviewing the FAA's notice.

The Atlanta-based restaurant chain has faced opposition elsewhere over donating millions over the years to groups that oppose same-sex marriage.

Texas lawmakers this month approved a bill that would prohibit cities from taking "adverse action" against an individual based on contributions to religious organizations.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signaled he will sign the legislation.

 

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