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Reports: FAA Opens Probe of 2 Airports That Booted Chick-Fil-A

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By    |   Friday, 24 May 2019 10:23 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration is reportedly investigating religious discrimination complaints against two airports that rejected contracts with Chick-fil-A at their facilities.

The complaints were lodged against San Antonio International Airport and Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The fast-food facility wasn’t identified, but Chick-fil-A’s contracts at both facilities had been rejected over the company’s alleged anti-LGBTQ history.

“The Department of Transportation has received complaints alleging discrimination by two airport operators against a private company due to the expression of the owner’s religious beliefs," the FAA said in a statement Friday, the news outlet reported.

Airport operators can’t exclude people on a religious basis if they receive FAA funds.

“We received a letter from the FAA advising us they were opening an investigation into the airport concessions contract,” City Attorney Andy Segovia told the Express-News. “We will need time to review the letter and determine our course of action.”

The San Antonio City Council voted 6-4 in March to bar Chick-fil-A from the airport, citing the company’s anti-LGBTQ donations and history. The Buffalo Niagra airport's concessionaire Delaware North has also canceled plans for a Chick-fil-A at the airport.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's executive director said in a letter to commissioners, however, “The decision not to move forward with Chick-fil-A at Buffalo airport was not made by the NFTA,” The Buffalo News reported.

Chick-fil-a has faced nationwide criticism for directing charitable contributions towards organizations opposing same-sex unions, but says it wasn't involved with the investigation and didn't hold any particular social or political stance, Fox News reported.

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