Fischer To California AG: Exempt Louisville From Travel Ban

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The state added Kentucky because of Senate Bill 17 which was passed during the legislative session earlier this year.

ADVERTISEMENTCalifornia's Democrat-dominated legislature passed a measure a year ago barring state-funded travel to states that allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Gen. Xavier Becerra said Texas and three other states were being put on a list of states that had adopted laws seen by Becerra as discriminatory to the LGBT community and therefore were off-limits for state-sponsored travel. North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee are already on the list.

The law that prompted the creation of AB 1887 was North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill", a legislation that prohibits individuals from using bathrooms in government buildings that do not correspond to their sex at birth, thus discriminating against gender-queer and transgender individuals.

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The California law still allows some employees to travel to states on the banned list, for special exempted purposes like collecting tax revenue, engaging in litigation or to complete on-the-job training.

California has issued a ban on all state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says discriminates against the LGBT community.

The ruling does not prevent anyone from personally financing the travel to states covered by the travel ban.

Opponents, including the ACLU of Kentucky and Fairness Campaign, have criticized the new law for language that bars school officials from interfering with how religious and political student groups select their members. Discriminatory laws in any part of our country send all of us several steps back.

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"Fresno State, a public California university, is scheduled to play football against the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa this fall", Fox News announced.

That drew a response Friday from John Wittman, Abbott's press secretary.

Mayor Fischer is now urging Becerra to reconsider exempting Louisville from the ban, pointing out that the Derby City has had a ideal score from the Human Rights Committee for two consecutive years, and is inclusive and open to all.

Becerra's spokesman has not given an example of travel that would be blocked, and no information has been provided about how often state employees have visited the newly banned states.

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