Credit: Josh Clark, 1080 KRLD

FAA Investigating Exclusion Of Chic-Fil-A In San Antonio Airport

May 26, 2019 - 10:54 am

SAN ANOTONIO (1080 KRLD) - 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 fast-food 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.