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Controversial 'Save Chick-fil-A' bill passes Texas House

Posted at 12:58 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 15:58:12-04

(KTRK) — The "Save Chick-fil-A" bill has passed the Texas House.

It all started when San Antonio's City Council blocked Chick-fil-A from opening a store at the airport because the fast food chain makes contributions to organizations that do not support the LGBT community.

Republican lawmakers responded with a measure that would ban local governments from taking "adverse action" against an individual or business based on affiliations or contributions to a religious organization.

Democrats say the bill invites discrimination.

The measure needs one more Senate vote before moving to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.

This story was written by KTRK.