Business committee approves Chick-fil-A location at DIA

DENVER - The Denver Business Development Committee has unanimously approved a seven-year lease for a Chick-fil-A restaurant at Denver International Airport.

Originally, the Denver City Council had placed a two-week pause on the request, citing the company's reputation as an opponent of same-sex marriage.

Now, the vote goes to the full city council for them to consider. Denver City Council's first openly gay member Robin Kniech at the meeting on Tuesday told 9NEWS' Brandon Rittiman that her concerns were eased.

In 2012, Chick-fil-A's president publicly reaffirmed his support of what he called the "biblical definition of the family unit" that did not 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.

(© 2015 KUSA)


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