According to KCRA in Sacramento, California’s Attorney General has blocked state-funded travel to Texas, Alabama, South Dakota & Kentucky because they believe these states have “Anti-LGBT” laws.
This is just another example of liberal hypocrisy. They call Trump a “racist bigot” because he wants to block travel from countries who post a threat to our nation, but they’re PERFECTLY okay with banning travel to states that they don’t agree with.
Here’s more from their report (KRCA):
Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of places where state employee travel is restricted. Lawmakers passed legislation last year banning non-essential travel to states with laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are already on the list.
California taxpayers’ money “will not be used to let people travel to states who chose to discriminate,” Becerra said.
It’s unclear what practical effect California’s travel ban will have. The state law contains exemptions for some trips, such as travel needed to enforce California law and to honor contracts made before 2017. A spokesman for Becerra couldn’t provide an example of travel that would be blocked. Becerra’s office also couldn’t provide information about how often state employees have visited the newly banned states.
Texas was added to the list because of a law that lets child welfare organizations deny services and adoptions to families because of “sincerely held religious beliefs” that Becerra’s office says would allow LGBT discrimination. Similar laws were enacted in Alabama and South Dakota. Kentucky’s new law could allow LGBT discrimination in schools, according to Becerra’s office.
“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,” said John Wittman, a spokesman for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican.
So because certain states have deeply-held religious beliefs, you’re going to punish them? Give me a break. Can you imagine them doing something like this to a group of Muslims with deeply held religious beliefs? OF COURSE NOT!
Sadly, Liberals just find the need to gang up on Christians no matter what.
What in the hell has our world come to?