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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether two airports are committing religious discrimination in their attempts to ban Chick-fil-A.
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In a Friday statement to The Hill, the FAA noted it had received complaints that Chick-fil-A was banned over the religious views of its owners and was looking into whether this was a violation of federal law.
"The FAA notes that federal requirements prohibit airport operators from excluding persons on the basis of religious creed from participating in airport activities that receive or benefit from FAA grant funding," the statement read in part.
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The two airports are San Antonio International and Buffalo Niagara International.
San Antonio City Attorney Andy Segovia confirmed to San Antonio Express News that his office had received the FAA's notice and would review it to "determine our course of action."
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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, which oversees the Buffalo Niagara Airport, would not confirm receipt of the notice, in a statement to The Buffalo News, but said the decision to exclude Chick-fil-A came from Delaware North, a food service management company, not NFTA.
In a statement to The Hill, a spokesperson for Chick-fil-A said the company has played no role in the investigation.
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"We are a restaurant company focused on food and hospitality for all, and we have no social or political stance. We welcome and embrace all people, regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity,” the statement said.
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