California bans travel to 4 more states because their laws are discriminatory
The announcement, made by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in San Francisco this week, read that the number of states banned from entering is doubled and now there are 8 of them. New additions to the list are Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas. The banned list, originally put in place by Becerra’s predecessor Kamala Harris, also includes Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee, but the 4 states mentioned above signed new anti-LGBT discriminatory measures this spring, the states are banned only since now because it took some time to analyze the newly-accepted measures. When asked whether California would cease to do business with states like Texas, the second largest state economy in the US behind Becerra’s state, he said: “Texas is a big state… [but] the consequences are real” for LGBT people in Texas and elsewhere. Going on he promised that even if there were more states to introduce similar laws, banning them would not be ruled out.