‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill signed into law in Texas

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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.  

MORE: Chick-fil-A named America’s favorite fast food chain

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.  

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