Denver puts Chick-fil-A’s restaurant bid on back burner

The Denver City Council is taking its time deciding whether Chick-fil-A, whose CEO is opposed to gay marriage, should be allowed to open a restaurant in the Denver airport. The City Council has voted to take two weeks “to look at the policies involved” before voting on whether Chick-fil-A would be approved to fry chicken bits in the Denver International Airport, CNN reports.

The City Council, which made its ruling last week, told CNNMoney on Monday that Denver “has been at the forefront of honoring gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and their families with non-discrimination clauses and partner benefits.”

The fast food chain’s opposition to gay marriage is what gave the city council “pause.”

“When Denver International Airport proposed a concession with a company that had a history of funding opposition to this recognition, it was important that we as a City Council take a pause to ensure that all the policies are in place with all of the entities involved to ensure there will be no discrimination, and that benefits will be provided equally to all employees and their spouses, regardless of their sexual orientation,” said the City Council.

When asked about the issue, a spokeswoman for Chick-fil-A said the company is “focused on serving great food and providing remarkable service to every single customer.”

“Chick-fil-A, Inc. and its franchised restaurant owners are equal opportunity employers, with more than 75,000 individuals who represent many diverse viewpoints, opinions, backgrounds and beliefs,” she said, in an email to CNNMoney.

Source: Denver puts Chick-fil-A’s restaurant bid on back burner – Aug. 24, 2015

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