From Daily Caller:
The law that went into effect Jan. 1 prohibits state-funded travel to states that are not LGBT-friendly, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
The law prevents students of the University of California and California State University from traveling to four states outlined by California attorney general Xavier Becerra, including Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.
‘Anti-LGBT’ apparently means states that would like to have their own representatives determine their own laws and not be dictated to by the federal government.
The purpose of the travel ban is to deprive dollars from the ‘bad states’ but it also has the effect of depriving students of California publicly-funded colleges of opportunities.
The new law’s effects were felt by students at UC Davis, who planned on attending an undergraduate research conference in Tennessee. The new law prevented the students from attending because UC Davis was going to pay for them to go.
More than 100 Californians were chosen to be a part of the Council on Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Memphis in April, but those who attend public universities will not receive funding to go.
I actually support most of the gay rights issues, as I’ve stated before (although I do have an issue with genderless bathrooms). But I also support states’ rights. And I don’t support the activities of a state trying to be politically correct forcing students to study somewhere that they didn’t originally want to go. The last clip above irks the crap out of me. They are blocking students from taking part in something that could be really, really good for their future careers in the name of political correctness.
And as I’ve said about NY, since I am sure the same goes for California – they don’t care about the bathroom issue because there isn’t any place there to take a piss! No, really. Go to NYC and try to use a bathroom. It’s slim pickins.
California, secede already, would you?