California’s “State Travel Ban” List: Oklahoma Was Added to 7 States That Don’t Protect LGBT People (Infographics)

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Since January 1, 2017, California law prohibits state-funded travel to states that discriminate against LGBT rights. This time, a new state was added to the list – Oklahoma. See the whole list of states that don’t protect LGBT people.

Source: mercurynews.com

What’s California’s “State Travel Ban” list?

California’s “state travel ban” list is part of the state’s effort to promote civil rights, including LGBT people. In January 1, 2017, California state started to prohibit state-funded travel to 7 states in US – Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota and Texas.

“California must take action to avoid supporting or financing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and people,” California’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) stated.

Recently, the officials decided to add Oklahoma as an 8 state to the “travel ban” list. This happened after Oklahoma officially allowed foster and adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples due to the religious prejudice.

“California will not use state resources to support states that pass discriminatory laws,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a press release. “The law enacted in Oklahoma allows discrimination against LGBTQ children and aspiring LGBTQ parents who must navigate the adoption process. California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy.”

“Every child deserves a loving, supportive family, and it’s neither pro-child, nor pro-family, for Oklahoma to deny them one,” Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur said. “California taxpayers won’t subsidize Oklahoma’s — or any state’s — discriminatory policies, and we’re grateful to Attorney General Becerra for taking this decisive action today in support of equality for all.”

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California's "State Travel Ban" List: Oklahoma Was Added to 7 States That Don't Protect LGBT People (Infographics)
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California's "State Travel Ban" List: Oklahoma Was Added to 7 States That Don't Protect LGBT People (Infographics)
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Since January 1, 2017, California law prohibits state-funded travel to states that discriminate against LGBT rights. This time, a new state was added to the list - Oklahoma. See the whole list of states.
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