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California banned state-sponsored travel to five additional states on Monday, due to recent “discriminatory” LGBTQ legislation.

Arkansas, Florida, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia joined the ranks of 12 more states that have been blacklisted by California for passing laws that prevent medical professionals from performing gender intervention on minors and defend fair competition in girls’ and womens’ sports.

“The states are a part of a recent, dangerous wave of discriminatory new bills signed into law in states across the country that directly work to ban transgender youth from playing sports, block access to life-saving care, or otherwise limit the rights of members of the LGBTQ community,” California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced. 

State-funded travel will be prohibited as of July 1, pursuant to 2016’s AB 1887, which determined that “California must take action to avoid supporting or financing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.”

“Assembly Bill 1887 is about aligning our dollars with our values,” Bonita remarked. “When states discriminate against LGBTQ+ Americans, California law requires our office to take action. These new additions to the state-funded travel restrictions list are about exactly that.”

The full list also includes Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. 

“Rather than focusing on solving real issues, some politicians think it’s in their best interest to demonize trans youth and block life-saving care,” Bonta continued. “Make no mistake: We’re in the midst of an unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country — and the State of California is not going to support it.


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EricD
EricD
2 months ago

Idiots. We ARE taking care of our youth, not allowing transgender “girls” to compete against actual female athletes.

MikefromTexas
MikefromTexas
2 months ago

I say quit supporting Calif. by sending firefighters to help put out their fires. Quit sending all help.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
2 months ago
Reply to  MikefromTexas

If there’s a way they should be removed as one of our states

David Baker
David Baker
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

That would be akin to throwing out a gargantuan tax-producing baby with a diminutive amount of liberal bath water. The only way liberals can gain power is by mobilizing minorities, illegal aliens, feminists, felons (They can vote now..) and weirdos to stuff ballot boxes, vote at several polls and kick and whine about how the government should solve all of their problems. It does not dawn on them that said agency IS our problem!

C.Meredith
C.Meredith
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Heck yes! Sell Commufornia to Mexico, cheap! Make Mexico a deal they will not turn down. Put up a new wall around Commufornia on the northern and eastern sides. Move all the illegals into the new northern Mexican state and set the k-9s loose on anyone coming over, under, around or through the border wall without permission. Quit playing with these people. If they can’t get here legally then serve them to the guard dogs. I know that sounds cruel and mean but so does pulling crushed bodies of American children out from under cars driven over them by drunk illegal immigrants. Every single day somewhere in America a family get the call or the knock on the door that buckles their knees and breaks their hearts, just because the Democrats think more people coming over the border means more power for their party. I dare anyone to tell me that isn’t true. I dare any Democrat to think about what their desire for power and control is costing American familys every single day. I dare any American to think about all of this when they walk into the voting booth next time. I dare all Americans to think for themselves and not let some T.V. news person think for them. You all have good brains, Americans. It is about time you wake up and use those brains to think about what is good for your children and their future. Use those brains people, God gave them to us for a reason and just like your grandparents used to say, “An idle brain is the devil’s workshop!” Your grandparents knew what they were talking about and their brains served them well. They can serve you, too. You only have to use them. Use them or lose them is more then just an old saying. It is good knowledge and advice passed on to us from our ancestors and we are fools if we ignore it. We are even bigger fools if we don’t teach that kind of thing to our children, too!

David Baker
David Baker
2 months ago
Reply to  MikefromTexas

I dunno. Those fires rather fortuitously commence where only our contracted slurry bombers can effectively (Actually, they’re not that effective..) suppress them. By the same token, wildfires provide our regime with ammunition to regulate the gentry with more “Climate Change” statutes/taxes/fees/fines/foibles/funds. Liberals crave power, and every opportunity they can exploit (OR orchestrate..) to expand their authority, they’ll fully embrace those methods.

Dick Hertz
Dick Hertz
2 months ago

Could you imagine the outrage if the states that bar these barbaric practices put a no travel policy against those states that allow them?