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."

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Arizona

Cities:  Phoenix, Tempe, Tuscon

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California

Cities:  Cathedral City, Guerneville (Sonoma County), Long Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, West Hollywood

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Connecticut 

City:  Stamford

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Florida 

Cities:  Orlando, St. Petersburg, Wilton Manors

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Georgia

City:  Atlanta

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Illinois 

City: Chicago 

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Indiana 

City: Bloomington 

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Iowa

Cities: Ceder Rapids, Davenport, Iowa City

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Kentucky 

City: Louiseville

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Maryland

City: Baltimore

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Massachusetts

Cities: Boston, Cambridge, Provincetown, Salem, Worcester

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Michigan

Cities:  Ann Arbor, Detroit, East Lansing

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Minnesota

Cities:  Minneapolis, Saint Paul

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Missouri 

Cities:  Kansas City, St. Louis

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Montana 

City:  Missoula

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Nevada 

Cities:  Enterprise, Las Vegas, Paradise

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New Jersey

City:  Jersey City 

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New York 

Cities: Albany, New York, Rochester, Yonkers

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Ohio

Cities: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton

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Oregon

City: Portland 

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Pennsylvania 

City: Philadelphia 

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Rhode Island 

City: Providence 

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Texas

Cities:  Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth

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Washington 

Cities:  Bellevue, Olympia, Seattle

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Wisconsin 

City:  Madison 

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