In just a matter of a few short weeks, Chick-fil-A has been banned from opening in another airport. Buffalo Niagara International Airport has reneged on its plans to allow the fast-food chicken favorite to open a location on its grounds.
This is the second airport within two short weeks that have ultimately decided to abandon their plans to do business with Chick-fil-A. The San Antonio International Airport had recently made headlines after making a final decision to not allow Chick-fil-A to open a location, and it prompted an investigation by, Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general office over discrimination based on one’s religion. Chick-fil-A is a Christian based organization that incorporates their religious beliefs in their operation. In recent years CEO, Dan Cathy, drew criticism after sharing his beliefs opposing same-sex marriage and more causing LBGTQ groups and supporters to speak out against Chick-fil-A.
Paton said in a press statement, “the City of San Antonio’s decision to exclude a respected vendor based on the religious beliefs associated with that company and its owners is the opposite of tolerance. The city’s discriminatory decision is not only out of step with Texas values, but inconsistent with the Constitution and Texas law.”