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Democrats appear to target Chick-fil-A with new legislation

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Democratic lawmakers in New York are pushing for legislation that would require food service companies at rest stops on the New York State Thruway to be open seven days a week, targeting Chick-fil-A for being closed on Sundays.

The bill is presented as a consumer protection measure, but critics argue it is an attempt to target the popular fast food chain due to its founder’s Christian values and alleged anti-LGBT affiliations.

According to the bill, “While there is nothing objectionable about a fast food restaurant closing on a particular day of the week, service areas dedicated to travelers is an inappropriate location for such a restaurant.”

Rep. Tony Simone said, “Look, this has nothing to do with religion.”

“Chick-fil-A is welcome to close on Sunday at all their other restaurants in the state. This is about making sure the throughways have rest stops that support and have our travelers be able to be serviced,” he continued.

Sen. Lindsey Graham wrote, “This is war.”

The legislation has sparked national outrage and is likely to face legal challenges if passed.

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