Texas Governor "Greg Abbott" signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law


FOX 5 NEWSTexas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law, a new provision that supporters say defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms. Opponents have argued it discriminates against the LGBT community.
 
Abbott, a Republican, did not hold a public signing ceremony, but he had signaled his support through a tweet a few weeks ago, DallasNews.com reported.
 
The new law stops the government from taking unfavorable action against a business or person for contributing to religious organizations.
  
The bill was fast-tracked in the GOP-controlled legislature and was introduced after the San Antonio City Council blocked Chick-fil-A from opening a location in the city’s airport because of reported donations to organizations that protest gay marriage and other LGBT issues.
 
Some council members said they were taking a stand over Chick-fil-A’s values and the fact that the owners have donated to anti-LGBT causes.
 
This is a step back for the LGBT Community in Dallas, which is still mourning the lost of Muhlaysia Booker an transgendered woman that was murdered in Dallas, considered an hate crime.

Read More Here

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.