- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

DENVER (AP) - The Denver City Council has stalled a lease for a Chick-fil-A restaurant at Denver International Airport, citing the company’s reputation as a same-sex marriage opponent.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1Jk1EUA ) the council’s Business Development Committee on Tuesday delayed the seven-year deal for two weeks.

If the committee rejects the lease, an individual member could introduce the deal in the full council. At Tuesday’s meeting, none of the 10 members in attendance defended Chick-fil-A.

In 2012 Chick-fil-A’s president publicly reaffirmed his support of what he called the “biblical definition of the family unit” that didn’t include same-sex marriage. He has since said he regrets inserting the company into political debates.

Chicago officials tried to block a new Chick-fil-A location for similar reasons but relented when the chain reiterated a non-discrimination statement.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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