California has added five more states to its list of places where state-funded travel is banned because they have laws that discriminate against the LGBTQ community, California Attorney General Rob Bonta said on Monday.
The list now has 17 states where state employee travel is banned except under limited circumstances. The five news states are Arkansas, Florida, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia.
“There is an unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country. California will not support it. When states discriminate against LGBTQ+ Americans, we take action”, Bonta said in a statement.
In 2016, California’s lawmakers banned non-essential travel to states with laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The five new states added to the list have introduced bills in their legislatures this year that prevent transgender women and girls from participating in school sports consistent with their gender identity, block access to health care and allow the discrimination towards the LGBTQ community, Bonta said.
The 12 other states on the list are Texas, Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Full story at Yahoo News.
A big thank you to the People’s Republic of California for providing me a list of states where I would like to move.
I noticed that myself. Could you imagine being the governor of a state that doesn’t end up on that list. I’d be petrified!
Meanwhile in Italy, the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life is voicing his support for an anti-homophobia bill that is going through Italy’s Parliament which the Church opposes.
The Holy See and Italy’s bishops are concerned the bill could lead to the criminalization of the Church in Italy for refusing to bless same-sex unions, for opposing adoption by homosexual couples by Catholic institutions, or for not complying with gender theory in Catholic schools, which could include mandating them to take part in national days for homosexual rights.
The Vatican’s secretary for relations with states, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, sent a very rare verbal note to the Italian Embassy to the Holy See on June 17 in which he argued that the proposed legislation violates the 1929 Lateran Pacts between the Holy See and the Italian state and a 1984 amendment to that treaty that guarantees religious freedom for the Catholic Church in Italy.
The Italian bishops have already firmly contested the bill, sparking an outcry from pro-homosexual organizations and members of Parliament.
Sorry I neglected to cite the source:
LGBT is of the devil.
Oh…*state funded* travel….’cause Californians are*moving* to Idaho in droves…at least a lot of them are Catholic…
I was also considering Wyoming, but it not make the list. I’ll need to investigate why.
I was being somewhat humorous with my short quip above. To be serious, though, I think getting on the list requires that the state take some action to maintain sanity vis-a-vis transgenderism. It could be that Wyoming hasn’t yet taken action for whatever reason. Jackson Hole can be worrisome.
I thought it interesting that Utah was also not on the list. I say this because we’ve stayed overnight in Salt Lake City twice over the past year and both times we saw evidence of LBGTQ+ activism. To be fair, Salt Lake City is the least Mormon city in Utah, but the state appears to be targeted by activists. Utah needs to take this very seriously.
We’re looking primarily for social stability, so we started our search by eliminating any state where Republicans don’t have a complete lock on government. From this list, we quickly narrowed it further to meet our personal requirements.
There’s a book called “Strategic Relocation” (fourth edition) by Joel Skousen which you might be interested in. He gives both a state-by-state comparison and also an international review which is good for initial, preliminary research.
Let me know if you hear anything bad about Wyoming.
Thanks Steve. Thanks for the book referral. I need to check out the book.
A prime example of why I left that insane asylum and move to Kansas.
Thanks again Steve. I ordered my copy of the book yesterday.
When Newsom is recalled and there’s a new governor I hope this nonsense ends.
It depends on who replaces him.
Why is there ANY state taxpayer funded nonessential travel?
When one lives in San Francisco, one becomes familiar with the gay community. Of course, they are so thoughtful and considerate towards Catholics…For example, there are the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”, men dressed up in nun’s clothing. One day, three of these “nuns” were standing near Church Street, and twirling large Rosaries at passing cars. Then there is the gay “Hunky Jesus” Festival, held yearly, where gays shed clothing and wear “crowns of thorns”, and the hunkiest Jesus wins the prize – it is a popular festival, attended by hundreds who roar their approval of this attack of Catholics. Then there are the gays standing on Castro, hitting on kids going to Most Holy Redeemer School. A graduate told me that he got much experience learning how to avoid gay guys, a real growing up adult experience. And at the same location, there were for a while, three nude guys who liked to sit on a public bench on Castro. Then there are the gay guys in drag, reading to young children in our public libraries, who are permitted to hold the kids on their laps. And gays sometimes gather outside the nearby Mission Dolores Church to make fun and mock the parishioners exiting Mass…and many other gay actions, like mobs chasing Christian evangelizers out of the Castro District.
Now every Catholic understands that these gays are allowed “Freedom of Speech”, and public respect and tolerance for gays is a requirement.
But there is a question here for our Governor and the elected reps of California: “Why are gays treated with such respect, and given so much protection, and sheltered from arrest on their near criminal actions, while at the same time, Hunky Jesus and other gay anti Catholic actions continue, with the approval of the state?”
It is simple. It is called Homosexual Supremacism.
I think this travel ban is ridiculous! Such “nonsense” should be illegal!
I am wondering if someday, California’s “quality of life” will be so destroyed, that people will be just desperate to return to good, traditional, conservative, solid political leadership, to fix terrible problems! I called the office of State Sen. Scott Weiner, yesterday, to ecpress my concern over his new bill that he introduced into the State Legislature, to decriminalize all hallucinogenic drugs., and expunge from Californians’ public records, all incidents and convictions of illegal possession of hallucinogenic drugs. Big mistake, I said! Look at cities like San Francisco– homeless people dying in the streets, because of drugs! Millions of kids getting involved in drugs– descending into crime, many soon to die, or cause others to die! Doesn’t anyone care? These extremely immature and immoral lawmakers are not suitable for any kind of leadership roles.
It won’t be a slow decline. It will be a sudden collapse like that condo complex in Florida. Decades of neglect will lead to the whole thing collapsing suddenly and unexpectedly.
Relieved to see my state on this “no-go-homo” list. Last month I met another awesome Trad dad and former California Highway patrolman at our parish men’s group.
Keep sending the good Catholic men and women elsewhere, Cali! We will welcome and shelter them here in flyover country.
Feel free to keep the homeless addicts and criminals for yourselves, though.
I wish they were that decisive against all the Catholic Church Burnings that are going on!