The Denver City Council has blocked–at least temporarily–the addition of a Chick-Fil-A restaurant at Denver International Airport because of the company’s well-known stance on the issue of same-sex marriage and LGBT equality.
Councilman Paul Lopez called opposition to the chain being allowed to operate at the airport:
“Truly a moral issue.”
Robin Kniech, the council’s first openly gay member, said she was extremely worried about a local franchise earning:
“Corporate profits used to fund and fuel discrimination.”
At last Tuesday’s city council meeting, not a single one of the 13 members serving would defend Chick-Fil-A. The proposal to allow the restaurant into Denver International will be heard again at September 1 council meeting.
In addition to Chick-Fil-A’s stance on LGBT rights, they also put Bible quotes on their cups and are closed on Sundays. The airport, as you might expect, is open on Sundays and all other days.
More recently, Chick-fil-A, along with Hobby Lobby, became a part of legal history by filing suit to deny health care benefits to employees if those insurance plans had coverage for reproductive health services or contraception.
But in 2014 Chick-Fil-A did apologize for ever getting involved in the debate over same-sex marriage. Guess they finally came to realize that all money is green and they want as much of it as they can possibly get.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.