Oklahomans are breathing a sigh of relief after waking up to discover that they won’t be receiving LGBTQ-supporting visitors from the state of California anymore.
California on Friday announced a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Oklahoma in response to the state’s controversial LGBTQ adoption bill, USA Today reported.
“California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
Under a 2017 California law, the state’s attorney general is required to keep a list of all states subject to a travel ban because of “laws that authorize or require discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression,” Becerra said in a statement obtained by USA Today.
Here’s the law that got California’s transgender in a bunch:
The Oklahoma law, passed last month, allows adoption and foster care agencies to reject same-sex couples on religious grounds. California’s ban, announced by Becerra, came on the first day of LGBTQ Pride Month.
I mean, how many trips do Californian officials make to Oklahoma? This is largely symbolic, but it’s also another step in how left and right are balkanizing America so that we divide into our little tribal camps. It’s just sad. I wish we could focus on the things that bring us together, but unfortunately, many liberals disagree with us on that too. So. Yep.