The California government has banned all state- funded travel to any state deemed unfriendly to LGBT causes. The Political Insider reported: The state has invented their own travel ban, which prohibits state-funded travel to any state deemed to be unfriendly to LGBT causes.
Now, all students of California State University and University of California are no longer allowed to travel to North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, or Kansas, according to California attorney general Xavier Becerra. Outrageous! From the LA Times: UC Davis senior Acacia Keith was excited to present her research on the anti-abortion movement at what would have been her first national conference this spring.
The Council on Undergraduate Research conference, which showcases work by more than 3,000 undergraduates, is considered a premier opportunity to make an academic mark and network for jobs and graduate programs. UC Davis was going to pay for Keith to travel there. But there’s a problem. The conference is being held this year at the University of Memphis in Tennessee.
A new California law bans state-funded travel to states that discriminate against the LGBT community. And the California attorney general has listed Tennessee as one of them, along with Kansas, North Carolina and Mississippi. The law also has led to the cancellation of preliminary talks between UC Berkeley and the University of Kansas for a men’s basketball series, the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World reported.