FAA Opens Chick-Fil-A Probe After Texas Airport Ban

The San Antonio Express-News reports:

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into the San Antonio City Council’s decision to remove Chick-fil-A from an airport vendors contract, breathing new life into a controversy that roiled the mayor’s race and potentially putting millions of dollars in federal grants at risk.

The FAA told San Antonio officials Friday that it is investigating complaints that the city-owned airport discriminated “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,” the agency said in a statement.

The Texas legislature has approved its “Save Chick-Fil-A” bill, which would protect businesses from claims of anti-LGBT discrimination. Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign the bill. The clip below was posted today by the Texas Senate Republican Caucus.