California bans travel to Texas and 3 other states

California is banning travel to Texas and three other states. At least where it concerns state business.

The attorney general of California, Xavier Becerra, says California will not be sending some employees to Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky because of legislation those states passed that discriminate against the LGBT Community.

A new Texas law lets child welfare organizations deny services and adoptions to families because of "sincerely held religious beliefs."

These are not the only states to be singled out. North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are already on the list for similar discrimination laws.

The new law will ban non-essential travel to the states, but will continue travel deemed necessary to enforce California law.

A spokesman for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said: "California may be able to stop their state employees, but they can't stop all the businesses that are fleeing over taxation and regulation and relocating to Texas."

RELATED: The safest cities in America for LGBTQ