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San Jose to fly rainbow flags near new Chick-fil-A location

The city council in San Jose, Calif., this week voted unanimously to fly rainbow flags in support of LGBTQ rights near a Chick-fil-A set to open next month at the city’s airport.

Council members voted 11-0 on Tuesday to hang both a rainbow flag and a transgender-rights pink, blue and white flag at a yet to be determined location at the San Jose International Airport, according to NBC News.

{mosads}”I made the suggestion to put the flags next to the restaurant, and council members liked that idea but also said that maybe put flags elsewhere, too, like outside,” Ken Yeager, the first openly gay elected official in Santa Clara County, told NBC News.

The city council voted last year to let Chick-fil-A to open a location in the airport food court.

San Jose Vice Mayor Charles Jones told BNBC news that the plan is to have a flag or flags near the restaurant and outside the airport.

Chick-fil-A did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

City councils in San Antonio and Buffalo, N.Y., recently voted against allowing the fast-food chain to open restaurants at their airports, citing the company’s anti-LGBTQ donations and history.

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