Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday that California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Oklahoma for state employees, following legislation passed there in May that allows private adoption agencies to refuse to serve LGBTQ people based on religious beliefs.
“California law requires that my office identify and maintain a list of states which are off-limits for state-funded or state-sponsored travel,” Becerra said in a press release. “California will not use state resources to support states that pass discriminatory laws. The law enacted in Oklahoma allows discrimination against LGBTQ children and aspiring LGBTQ parents who must navigate the adoption process. California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy.”