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8. Well the state of California (applicable for state business/employees) did the same last year
Fri Apr 8, 2022, 05:45 PM
Apr 2022

in response to a previous war on LGBTQA law that was passed there -

DeSantis fires back after California bans state travel to Florida

By News Service of Florida
Published Jul. 1, 2021

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office fired back this week after Florida was added to a list of places targeted by California because of laws involving LGBTQ people.California said it is halting state-funded travel to Florida and four other states because of what it considers discriminatory laws.

“Congratulations to California for somehow managing to create a new way to politicize its bureaucracy,” Christina Pushaw, a DeSantis spokeswoman, said after Florida was added to California’s travel-ban list — now at 17 states. California lawmakers created the list in 2016. Under it, California state agencies are prohibited from state-funded travel to states with laws allowing discrimination “on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”

Florida, Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia were added to the list Monday, joining Texas, Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. “Make no mistake: We’re in the midst of an unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country — and the state of California is not going to support it,” California Attorney General Rob Bonta said in a statement.

DeSantis last month signed into law a measure that bans transgender females from participating on girls’ and women’s high-school and college sports teams. A 13-year-old transgender girl from Broward County and her parents, backed by the group Human Rights Campaign, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging the law.


So now we are seeing the county-level officials doing the same and I expect other counties will follow suit using the state's template and they will probably get the same sort of whiny reaction.
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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