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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Chick-fil-A Law Protecting ‘Religious Liberty’

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Chick-Fil-A bill is now law in Texas.

Abbott announced he had officially signed the bill protecting “religious liberty” Thursday night, according to a report published by CBS DFW.

“Today I signed the ⁦@ChickfilA⁩ law in Texas. And, had a great lunch. No business should be discriminated against simply because its owners donate to a church, the Salvation Army, or other religious organization. Texas protects religious liberty,” Abbott shared on Twitter. 

The law limits government entities from discriminating against businesses, individuals and organizations over religious affiliation. (RELATED: Chick-Fil-A Wins Top Spot In American Customer Satisfaction Survey For 4th Straight Year)

The Texas State Senate originally passed the bill on May 20 in a 79-62 vote.

The passing of the legislation comes after Attorney General Ken Paxton opened an investigation into the city of San Antonio’s decision to exclude Chick-Fil-A from a concession contract for the city airport.

“The City of San Antonio’s decision to exclude a respected vendor based on the religious beliefs associated with that company and its owners is the opposite of tolerance,” Paxton said. “The city’s discriminatory decision is not only out of step with Texas values, but inconsistent with the Constitution and Texas law.”

Democrats claimed the bill was discriminatory, according to CBS DFW.