September 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm EDT | by Staff reports
California bans official travel to anti-LGBT states
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 27 signed a bill that bans taxpayer-funded travel to states with anti-LGBT laws.

The Associated Press reported Assembly Bill 1887 prohibits California agencies from requiring their employees to travel to states with anti-LGBT laws. The measure also applies to California state universities.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an executive order banning official travel to North Carolina in response to the approval of House Bill 2, which bans transgender people from using public restrooms that are consistent with their gender identity and prohibits local municipalities from enacting LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination measures. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo instituted a similar ban after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed the measure into law.

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  • Bravo, Jerry Brown! He has not only successfully turned around the nation’s largest state but held true to ideals in doing so! All these right wing Republicans like Pence brag about turning around states by providing lower tax rates to the rich, but Jerry Brown raised them very much on California’s super rich. By and large, they did not leave the Golden State and the state budget is in balance for the first time in many years.

    It is amazing that Jerry Brown has the stamina he does in his late 70’s, and sad that realistically he could not run for the presidency.

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