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'Save Chick-fil-a' bill headed to Gov. Abbott's desk

Senate Bill 1978 was passed by the House on Tuesday, with the amendment added.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Senate has approved the House amendment to Senate Bill 1978 (SB 1978)

SB 1978 was passed by the House on Tuesday, with the amendment added.

The bill now heads to Governor Greg Abbott's desk.

The bill became well known as the 'Save Chick-fil-a' bill after the San Antonio City Council blocked Chick-fil-a from opening a location in the airport due to reported donations to organizations that protest gay marriage and other LGBTQ issues.

The bill was passed by the House on Tuesday with a vote of 79-64.

Governor Abbott hinted at his stance on the bill on Monday and he is expected to sign the bill if it does land on his desk.


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