Here We Go: California Bans State-Funded Travel to Oklahoma Because of Law That Allows Religious Adoption Agencies to Deny Services to Same-Sex People

California’s attorney general announced Friday that he’s imposing a ban on state-funded travel to Oklahoma in response to a new law that allows faith-based adoption agencies to deny placement services to same-sex parents. Eight other states have earlier been brought under California’s so-called anti-discrimination travel ban.

“California will not use state resources to support states that pass discriminatory laws,” Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. “California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy.”

The ban will take effect on June 22.

California prohibits state-funded travel also to Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, South Dakota and Kansas due to their laws that California deems “discriminatory.”

“California is a state of inclusion and has long stood up against discrimination in any form, within our borders and beyond,” Assemblyman Evan Low, a Democrat from Campbell and chair of the Legislature’s LGBT Caucus, was quoted as saying.

“Every child deserves a loving, supportive family, and it’s neither pro-child, nor pro-family, for Oklahoma to deny them one,” said Rick Zbur, the executive director of Equality California. “California taxpayers won’t subsidize Oklahoma’s — or any state’s — discriminatory policies.”

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed the bill on May 11. “The bill will help continue Oklahoma’s successful placement of children with a broad array of loving families and basically maintain the status quo by setting forth in statute practices which have successfully worked for the best interest of Oklahoma children,” Fallin said after signing it.

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Source: Christian Post