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Fri Apr 8, 2022, 03:41 PM Apr 2022

L.A. County bans official travel to Florida, Texas over LGBTQ policies [View all]

Source: Washington Post

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to suspend all travel for county business to Florida and Texas, citing policies and legislation in the Republican-led states that officials said were driven by “transphobia and homophobia.”

Supervisors cited the February order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) directing the state to investigate reports of gender-affirming treatments as potential child abuse.Florida wants gay tourists. A new law sends the wrong message, critics say. “To be clear, the directive is not about protecting trans kids,” the board’s motion said.

“It is about denying their existence and cutting off access to life-saving treatment.” In the motion, the board said it included Florida because of the Parental Rights in Education legislation — known by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill — that was signed into law late last month by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).

The law does not allow classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity between kindergarten and third grade, “or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.” The Los Angeles County agenda item said the law would “perpetuate a culture of bullying, secrecy, shame, and fear.” “The kind of school environment imagined in this legislation is one that is uncomfortable, unsafe, unwelcoming, and toxic for all students and staff alike, particularly those who identify as LGBTQ+,” the motion said

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2022/04/08/la-ban-travel-florida-texas/

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Glad to hear it at140 Apr 2022 #1
When do the love bugs come out? Emile Apr 2022 #2
The love bugs used to be really bad in August. Especially if you drove across SR84 during that time. iscooterliberally Apr 2022 #5
We don't have any fire ants up here in Philly BumRushDaShow Apr 2022 #3
And in Mi'ssippi, it's mosquitoes peppertree Apr 2022 #4
Well mosquitos are damned near everywhere! BumRushDaShow Apr 2022 #7
I had no idea how bad fir ant bites are when at140 Apr 2022 #13
Ugh BumRushDaShow Apr 2022 #14
Fire ants! FFS!!! CaptainTruth Apr 2022 #11
I have been using Spectracide granules, but also have Mole problem at140 Apr 2022 #18
I have big bags of Spectracide granules, but I've found they don't work that well on fire ants. CaptainTruth Apr 2022 #19
Thanks, I will give Orthene a try soon. at140 Apr 2022 #20
Any bets as to when DeSantis has a public temper tantrum over this? DBoon Apr 2022 #6
Well the state of California (applicable for state business/employees) did the same last year BumRushDaShow Apr 2022 #8
As a resident of Florida, I 100% support this. CaptainTruth Apr 2022 #9
The "brain drain" will be enormous. Businesses don't like having lunatics in the state capitol makin CTyankee Apr 2022 #10
This means that our corrupt AF sheriff Alex Villanueva will... tishaLA Apr 2022 #12
Registered Oaf Keeper of Riverside County, Chad Bianco, says "Hold my beer" IngridsLittleAngel Apr 2022 #17
there are lot more reasons to ban travel there than LBTGQ discrimination and transphobia, Martin68 Apr 2022 #15
"How about their Covid policies..." BumRushDaShow Apr 2022 #16
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