The Fight to Save Chick-fil-A Continues

May 10, 2019

Austin – The Texas House of Representatives failed to pass HB 3172 the First Amendment Defense Act also known as the Save Chick-fil-A bill on a point of order this evening. The bill fell on a technicality despite overwhelming and bipartisan support. Over 150,000 messages and phone calls have been made to members of the legislature in support of this religious freedom bill. The San Antonio City Council voted in March to ban Chick-fil-A from their airport because of past donations to the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. There is a similar version of the bill in the Senate, SB 1978.

Jonathan Saenz, President of Texas Values Action said “This common-sense religious freedom effort is far from over. We will not allow the clear will of the majority of Texans and a bipartisan majority of the Texas Legislature to be thwarted by a few. The ‘Save Chick-fil-A effort includes a Senate Bill, SB 1978, and we are prepared to get it moving immediately.”


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