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Chick-fil-A May Lose Airport Location Over LGBT Stances

Denver City Council put the breaks on the chain's DIA concession deal because of the company's past same-sex marriage stance.


Chick-fil-A's opposition to same-sex marriage has been cited by Denver's City Council members as a reason to reconsider the chain's concession deal at the Denver International Airport, the Denver Post reported.

Approving an airport concession is a routine matter for City Council, yet the potential seven-year deal with the chicken-sandwich giant has been stalled in committee for two weeks. Councilman Paul Lopez called the debate "truly a moral issue on the city," while Councilwoman Robin Kniech, the first openly gay member of council, expressed concerns over the corporation's use of profits to fund and fuel discrimination.

This is not the first time when a city questioned the support it should give to a corporation that has put itself in the middle of the national debate over gay civil rights. Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco have found themselves in similar situations. It is a new issue in Denver, the outcome of which will unfold over the next couple of weeks.