Oklahoma will be the eighth state that California has banned state-funded travel to because of anti-LGBTQ laws. California took its stance after the state introduced legislation that allows adoption agencies to refuse LGBTQ couples if it goes against their religious beliefs. The ban is set to come into force on June 22.
via Gay Times UK
The state currently bans state-funded travel to Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota and Alabama.
Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle, the state’s Attorney General, Xavier Becerra said: “California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry.
“California will not use state resources to support states that pass discriminatory laws. Our taxpayer dollars do not fund bigotry. No exceptions.”