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California To Bar State Travel To Any State That Protects Christians

Sacremento Bee Reports:

Bill would bar state-funded travel to states with LGBT bias

Now, with the 30-day waiting period to start hearing those measures just ahead, here's one to watch: Assembly Bill 1887 by Assemblyman Evan Low, a Democrat from Campbell.

Low wants to prohibit state employees from government-funded travel to states that have "a law in effect that sanctions or requires discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression," according to his bill's language.

Discrimination affects everyone, Low said when asked why he had submitted the measure, "and no one wants to send employees into an environment where they would be uncomfortable."

The bill targets states like Indiana with "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" statutes. Those states make it easier for people to demand exemptions from anti-discrimination laws by allowing lawsuits that challenge them based on religious belief.

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