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California bans state-paid travel to Idaho over new laws

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday added Idaho to a list of 11 other states where state-funded travel isn't allowed because he determined that they violate a California law.

That 2017 law is intended to guard against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Becerra cited two new Idaho laws that he said allow discrimination against transgender people. One repeals protections enabling transgender students to compete on athletic teams consistent with their gender identity; the second bars amending birth certificates so they are consistent with the person's gender identity.

The travel ban takes effect July 1.

Becerra said in announcing the restriction that the laws amount to "drastic steps to undermine the rights of the transgender community, preventing people from playing sports in school or having documentation that reflects their identity."

Marissa Morrison, a spokeswoman for Idaho Gov. Brad Little, did not immediately respond to telephone and email requests for comment.

The other states already on the prohibited list are Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.

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  1. WELL !!!! I can say I am in no way offended by this! Haha!! This is great! If we are doing something that Californians are against it must mean .. We are doing it right!

  2. A: We didn’t and don’t want Californians here anyway.
    B: Please take back all the Californians back that are leaving your state and moving here because of these exact liberal laws you have.
    C: As if your sanctimonious whining that you aren’t going to spend money sending state reps here is something we really even care about.
    D: Please take your state and your laws that have destroyed your state and keep them isolated with the virus.
    E: How come California hasn’t fallen into the ocean yet?
    Because California sucks.

  3. The politicians in California have created a state where only one point of view is permissible. Now they are trying to insist that everyone agree with their skewed ideology. People are moving from California in droves. And the state’s politicians still demand everyone agree with them.

    Do some research about the names Pelosi, Newsome, Brown and Getty. You will be shocked at the interconnections of these California families. And please, if you are going to bring your liberal ideas with you, Stay Out Of Idaho. We like it as it is!

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