Austin’s CBS News affiliate reports:
The so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill is now law in Texas. The bill, formally known as Senate Bill 1978, prohibits governments from retaliating against anyone based on their affiliation or support of a religious organization. It also allows the Texas Attorney General to take legal action against entities in violation.
The bill was nicknamed the “Save Chick-Fil-A” bill after San Antonio City Council voted in March to block the fast food chicken sandwich chain from being a vendor in their airport because of their charitable contributions to organizations with anti-LGBT histories, including the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
So. What are the odds I’ll sign the Chick-fil-A bill?
I’ll let you know after dinner.
@ChickfilA #txlege pic.twitter.com/xKS3vDV4gS
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 21, 2019
Governor Abbott signed SB 1978, the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill, into law today. This bill is nothing more than an “anti-LGBTQ dog whistle”.
— Equality Texas (@EqualityTexas) June 11, 2019
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