Texas governor signs religious freedom law
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Texas governor signs religious freedom law

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB No 1978 on Wednesday. The bill, dubbed the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill,” protects religious freedoms including membership in and support to religious organizations.

SB No 1978 comes in response to the San Antonio City Council voting to ban Chick-fil-A from operating within the San Antonio International Airport because of anti-LGBTQ statements and donations made by the company and its leadership.

The law prohibits any government agency from taking adverse actions against individuals and organizations based on their membership in, involvement with, and support to religious organizations. Such adverse actions would include: denying a contract, denying admission to school, denying a scholarship, or altering the tax treatment of an individual or organization.