Should California employees go to ‘anti-gay’ states?

March 7, 2016

Gay_flag.svgA California assemblyman has introduced a bill that would ban state-funded travel to states that permit discrimination based on sexual orientation. The bill targets a host of states that have adopted religious freedom laws. [Sac Bee]

Evan Low, a Democrat from Campbell, introduced AB 1887 last month. The bill would prohibit California from sending state employees to states like Indiana that have “a law in effect that sanctions or requires discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”

Last year, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed it into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The law allows plaintiffs to file lawsuits challenging anti-discrimination laws on the grounds that they infringe on their religious beliefs.

Multinational companies Apple and Eli Lily have publicly criticized the law. San Francisco and other cities responded by boycotting travel to Indiana.

“No one wants to send employees into an environment where they would be uncomfortable,” Low said.

Low’s bill, however, excludes California lawmakers and their staffs. He said the bill addresses administrative travel, not trips that are political in nature.

Low said he is unsure exactly which states his legislation targets.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says 21 states have enacted RFRA laws. The states include Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky, New Mexico, Tennessee and Virginia.

Low said he expects several Fortune 500 companies to support his bill. The LGBT-rights group Equality California is already a sponsor.

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I think those state would welcome that law, our people are idiots and they might catch it.

I would be happier banning trips out of California. How many trips to Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, etc. Stay home and do the work you were hired for and paid to do. Now with these cell phones, not even the bosses know when the workers are at Starbucks or actually working.

There, that was easy!

How about banned all state-funded travel, period. Let me guess Hawaii is okay, Colorado during ski season no problem, perhaps even a fact finding trip to Cuba.

With legalized marijuana, Colorado is now a year-round destination.

The pot helps the stressed out state workers to relax and cope.

Why don’t we kill the bullet train 1st?

You know, it’s not like we aren’t the laughing stock of the nation to begin with now we take a stab at the other states that aren’t as screwed up as we are.

The big homosexual push began with everyone wanting to be treated equal (health care benefits, etc.). How in the world is this treating everyone equal? Can we MAKE Indiana suddenly like insecure California income sucking GALA people?

Makes me sick.

This is what you are spending our tax $$$ on, REALLY.


If it’s work, go.

You choose where you’d like to vacation.

“No one wants to send employees into an environment where they would be uncomfortable,”

If employees public or private can’t or won’t travel to a state they do not agree with politically then fire them and replace them with an adult. What about the CDF? if AZ is burning we won’t send fire crews? This is an example of a good thing going over the edge and becoming Fing crazy.

i have seen the gay pride parade in San francisco and it is the most uncomfortable I have ever been in my life.


Less State Hack worker travel means more money savings!

I wish! If the government does not spend $100 to avoid place X, they will likely spend $200 to utilize place Y.

Our CA legislators are flat-out morons, as evidenced by this “bill” to get this fool his attention that he’s craving. Glad we have a media (not just CCN) who complies with the idiocy to keep it alive and flowing.