Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill that protects fast food chain Chick-fil-A and other businesses that donate to anti-LGBTQ groups.
SB 1978, known as the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill,” prohibits any state government agency from taking “adverse action” against individuals or companies for their affiliation to a religious organization.
The legislation, signed by Abbott on Monday, takes effect on Sept. 1, according to the Huffpo.
Republicans in the Texas legislature introduced the legislation in March, soon after the San Antonio City Council blocked Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant at San Antonio International Airport.
San Antonio Councilman Roberto Treviño cited the Georgia-based company’s long history of supporting anti-LGBTQ organizations as a factor.