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'Chick-fil-A' Bill Revived in Texas Legislature With Time Running Out

A coalition of LGBT lawmakers sank a similar measure last week in the Texas House

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    'Chick-fil-A' Bill Revived in Texas Legislature With Time Running Out
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    What to Know

    • The Texas Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would ban government entities from taking "adverse action" over religious affiliation.

    • The move is a response to the San Antonio City Council preventing a Chick-fil-A to open in the city's airport.

    • GOP lawmakers have until the Legislature adjourns May 27 to pass the bill.

    The city of San Antonio blocking a Chick-fil-A airport location has Republicans pressing to quickly get what they call new religious liberty protections on Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.

    The Texas Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would ban government entities from taking "adverse action" over an individual or organization's affiliation to a religious organization.

    Republicans have pushed the measure in wake of the San Antonio City Council voting in March to exclude Chick-fil-A from opening airport concessions due to the fast-food chain owners' record on LGBT issues.

    Democrats say the bill invites discrimination. A coalition of LGBT lawmakers sank a similar measure last week in the Texas House on a procedural move.

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    But GOP lawmakers are now fast-tracking renewed efforts before the Legislature adjourns May 27.

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