California Bans State Funded Trips to Texas

by admin on June 23, 2017

Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota also on the list

Official portrait as attorney general of California

In keeping with a new law that bans government funded travel to states with anti-LGBT laws, California has added Texas to its list of states that will not be part of state funded travel.

Texas recently passed an adoption law that allows adoption agencies to deny services based on religious beliefs, a law that many, not excluding California, felt was discriminatory towards the LGBT community.

“I am adding four states to the list of states where California-funded or sponsored travel will be restricted on account of the discriminatory nature of laws enacted by those states,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Thursday. “While the California [Department of Justice] works to protect the rights of all our people, discriminatory laws in any part of our country send all of us several steps back.

Other states already on California’s list are Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. Thursday saw the addition of Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota.

Alabama was banned due to passage of a similar adoption law; Kentucky, for allowing student-run organizations in colleges and K-12 schools to discriminate against classmates based on their sexual orientation or gender identity and South Dakota for passing a law that could prevent qualified LGBT couples from adopting or serving as foster parents.

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Melissa Bayern June 23, 2017 at 17:17

Lol if they’re going to be serious about this then they will have to start banning countries as well. Adoption laws in Thailand are very discriminatory towards the LGBT community. Foreigners have to have a “legitimate spouse” to be able to adopt. However single Thais can adopt as long as they over 25 and 15 years older than the child they’re adopting.

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