California limits travel to North Carolina over LGBT law
The state of California has joined the list of those taking action against North Carolina for its law that limits LGBT protections against discrimination, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday prohibiting state agencies from compelling their employees to travel to states with laws that allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The law bans state-funded travel to North Carolina.
California’s law applies to the University of California and the California State University system. It could also limit travel for conferences and training.
The North Carolina law, which was signed by Gov. Pat McCrory in March but is still commonly referred to as House Bill 2, nullified local government ordinances establishing anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. But it gained widespread attention for its stipulation requiring people in publicly owned buildings to use restrooms that correspond with the gender listed on their birth certificate.