Commonwealth Policy Center

“Discrimination is not tolerated in Texas.” That’s was Gov. Greg Abbot said after he signed the Save Chick-Fil-A bill into law. Abbot and the Texas legislature responded to a measure by the San Antonio City Council that banned the family-friendly fast food giant from opening a franchise at the airport. This stemmed from the company’s conservative position on marriage. Abbot said “No business should be discriminated against simply because its owners gave to a church, or to the Salvation Army, or to any other religious organization. No business should lose a government contract because of their religious beliefs.” Abbot called the Save Chick-fil-A legislation a victory for religious freedom in Texas.