California Banned State-Funded Travel To Florida. Meet The LGBT Leader Who Made It Happen – Raw Story

California State Assembly member Evan Low speaks onstage at the Equality California 2018 Los Angeles Equality Awards at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. – Phillip Faraone/Getty Images North America/TNS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California this week banned taxpayer-funded travel to five states that recently adopted measures viewed by Democratic leaders as discriminatory against transgender Americans. California’s power to restrict travel to certain states comes from a 2016 law written by the current leader of the Legislative LGBT Caucus, Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell. He wrote it in response to so-called religious freedom laws that allowed organizations to deny services to same-sex couples or restrict the civil rights of LGBT people in some way. Altogether, 17 states now are on California’s “no…

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