DENVER (CBS4) – Chick-fil-A thought they had something cooking at Denver International Airport but some Denver City Council members are questioning the franchise’s return to DIA.
According to the Denver Post, Councilman Paul Lopez believes the franchise’s stance against same-sex marriage is a “moral issue on the city.”READ MORE: Evacuations Ordered For Sylvan Lake State Park Visitors, Some Eagle County Residents Due To Wildfire
Openly gay councilmember Robin Kniech told the Denver Post she was worried about a franchise in Denver generating “corporate profits used to fund and fuel discrimination.”READ MORE: How Cycling 29,029 Vertical Feet During 24-Hour Summer Solstice Ride Is Helping Fight Homelessness
The seven-year deal with the franchise has been stalled until Sept. 1 by the Business Development Committee. According to the Denver Post the committee will likely take up the issue behind closed doors with city attorneys to consider the legal ramifications of blocking the franchise from DIA.MORE NEWS: Growing Wildfires Trigger Air Quality Alert Including Vail, Glenwood Springs, Craig And Meeker
Several years ago city leaders in Chicago attempted to block a new Chick-fil-A restaurant for similar reasons but backed down.