AUSTIN (CNN/WKRN) — Chick-fil-A is not a Texas-based company but that is not stopping the state from trying to “save” it.
Governor Greg Abbot signed the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law Thursday.
It bans local governments from targeting a company because of its owner’s religious beliefs or actions.
The bill was introduced after San Antonio banned Chick-fil-A from opening in its airport.
Critics pointed to the owner’s financial contributions to anti-LGBTQ groups as a valid reason for excluding the fast food chain.
The new law goes into effect Sept. 1.