California imposes BAN on state-funded travel to Florida & 4 more states over ‘discriminatory’ LGBTQ laws

California has banned state-funded travel to Arkansas, Florida, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia, citing their laws that “discriminate against” the LGBTQ population, bringing the total of embargoed US states to 17.

“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,” said State Attorney General Rob Bonta, a Democrat, announcing the ban on Monday. 

Bonta said the five states have introduced or passed laws that discriminate against the LGBTQ community, such as preventing transgender women and girls from participating in school sports “consistent with their gender identity.”