Hats off to California:
This week California took a stand against LGBTQ+ discrimination. Californian Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, made a travel ban for state-funded travel to Texas.
Becerra created this ban when Texas passed a law that allowed child welfare organizations to deny adoptions and services to LGBTQ+ families. They stated the reasons for this law were to uphold their religious beliefs and deny anyone they feel goes against their views.
Becerra stated that California taxpayers’ dollars will not be used for any unnecessary travel to Texas. There will still be travel to the state for any business needs or any need to enforce Californian law.
Also added to the travel ban list are Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota. These states have also passed laws that discriminate.
These are not the only states that California has banned. Other states included are North Carolina, Tennessee, Kansas and Mississippi.
A spokesperson for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stated, “California may be able to stop their state employees, but they can’t stop all the businesses that are fleeing over taxation and regulation and relocating to Texas.”
For more on this topic read here.
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