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Texas Files Suit in Supreme Court Over California State-funded Travel Ban

Texas filed an original action in the US Supreme Court Monday to overturn California’s ban on state-funded travel to a list of 11 states—including Texas—that have adopted policies that California has deemed discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation or gender.

California Assembly Bill 1887, enacted in 2016 and expanded in 2017, bans state-funded or required travel of California agencies or their employees to a list currently comprising 11 states that have passed legislation that, according to AB 1887, discriminates or authorizes discrimination “against same-sex couples or their families or on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, as specified, subject to certain exceptions. ”

The expansion of the California travel ban in 2017 added four states—Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas—each for various laws passed affecting LGBTQ individuals and families in the state.

 

Read the source article at JURIST

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