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Chick-fil-A barred from yet another airport over anti-LGBT donations

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“We can’t allow companies who support anti-LGBTQ groups to do business at state owned facilities.”

Chick-fil-A, the $10 billion privately-owned fast food chicken chain has been barred by yet another city over its multi-million dollar donations to anti-LGBT organizations, this time in Buffalo, New York, thanks to one equality-minded lawmaker.

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Democratic State Assemblyman Sean Ryan says plans for a Chick-fil-A at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport have been canceled, and said there’s nothing further to discuss, as HuffPost reports.

“I don’t believe there is anything to discuss … on the issue,” Assemblyman Ryan said via Twitter. “We can’t allow companies who support anti-LGBTQ groups to do business at state owned facilities.”

He added later:

Last month lawmakers in Texas barred Chick-fil-A from setting up shop at the San Antonio airport, much to the anger of Senator Ted Cruz.

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Chick-fil-A’s charitable giving foundation “gave $1.8 million to discriminatory groups in 2017, despite reportedly claiming it was winding down that practice last year,” ThinkProgress reported last month, citing “newly released tax filings.”

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has said, “we support biblical families,” and if you support same-sex marriage you “are inviting God’s judgment on our nation.” He’s also said that we “shake our fist at Him” when we support marriage equality. He also said same-sex marriage is the result of a “depraved” mind and called it “twisted up kind of stuff.”

Through his foundation Cathy supports groups that advocate for harmful “conversion therapy,” depict gay people as pedophileswant to make “gay behavior” illegal, and even say gay people should be “exported” out of America.

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