Assemblyman Sean Ryan urged the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to reverse his decision to bring a Chick file A restaurant to Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
In a statement on Thursday, Ryan said the owners of the Georgia chain have a long history of supporting and financing anti-LGBTQ organizations and noted that the San Antonio City Council rejected a plan to open a Chick file A on San Antonio International Airport, because of the company's lawyer.
"I don't think NFTA's management intends to help spread hatred and discrimination, but to allow a company like Chick-fil-A to do business at Buffalo Niagara International Airport will help fund continued divisive anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, says Ryan, a Buffalo Democrat
"New York is a welcoming state that celebrates diversity. The view of Chick-fil-A does not represent our state or the Western New York community, and companies that support discrimination have no place to operate in tax-reimbursed public premises, "added Ryan.