California has placed a ban on non-essential state-funded travel to four more states. The ban was put into place in response to what has been described as anti-LGBT laws that have been enacted over the past year.
Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky join North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee on California’s ban list.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra said that California tax dollars “will not be used to let people travel to states who chose to discriminate“.
Isn’t a ban on state-funded travel in and of itself, discriminatory?
A spokesman for Becerra’s office said Alabama, South Dakota and Texas were added to the list because of laws that could possibly prevent LGBT parents from adopting children or becoming foster parents. Kentucky made the list becuase of a law that could be used to allow student-run organizations to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Western Journalism reports:
California has banned non-essential state-funded travel to four states in response to what Attorney General Xavier Becerra has decided are anti-LGBT rights laws those states have enacted over the past year.
Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky join the list first created last year. North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee were the first states put on the list.