SAN ANTONIO — Five local residents who sued San Antonio back in 2019 will be allowed to replead their case, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday. The case was sent back to trial court because there wasn't enough evidence to show the law was violated.
The case was filed against the city for refusing Chick-fil-A from coming to the San Antonio International Airport due to the fast food chain's reported donations toward organizations that protest gay marriage.
The suit alleges the city violated the "Save Chick-fil-A" law, which was created by Gov. Greg Abbott after the suit was filed. The law prohibits a governmental entity from taking "any adverse action against any person based wholly or partly on the person's membership in, affiliation with, or contribution, donation, or other support provided to a religious organization."
The city filed to dismiss the case but their motion was denied by a judge in January of 2020. At the time, representatives would not talk on-camera following the court's decision. During legal arguments, they stated they're not trying to apply the new law to the old city council decision, but rather the decisions that have been made after this new law went into effect.