Denver City Council Delays Chick-Fil-A Lease Due to Its Same-Sex Marriage Stance

Denver City Council Delays Chick-Fil-A Lease Due to Its Same-Sex Marriage Stance

Denver city council members have stalled consideration of Chick-fil-A’s bid to open a restaurant at the Denver International Airport due to the company’s stance against same-sex marriage.


Council member Paul Lopez said that having the restaurant chain at the airport is a “moral issue on the city,” according to The Denver Post.

Wayne Laugesen, the editorial page editor for the Colorado Springs Gazette, pointed out on “Fox and Friends Weekend” that it has been three years since Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, said that the “biblical definition of the family unit” did not include same-sex marriage. Laugesen added that Cathy has since said he regrets inserting the company into political debates.

“Where does this lead?” Laugesen asked. “Does this lead to Christian city council members saying that they won’t sign contracts and allow people to participate in the marketplace if they’re atheists? Are we going to have Muslim council members saying that they don’t want to allow Jewish CEOs to participate in the marketplace?”

“This is a very dangerous precedent. It is a blatant and flagrant violation of the First Amendment.”

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