Sacramento, CA — Governor Jerry Brown penned into law a bill that would allow state agency staff to opt out of travel to states that have laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
California has joined the list of states taking action against North Carolina for its law that limits LGBT protections against discrimination. California’s law bans state-funded travel to North Carolina. It also applies to the University of California and the California State University system, which could limit travel for conferences and training.
North Carolina’s law blocks municipalities from expanding protections against sexual discrimination in public accommodations for those in the LGBT community. Additionally, it requires public schools and universities to ensure that students use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.