As much as liberals in California hate the president’s travel ban—which would prevent radical jihadists—they have no problem issuing restrictions on their own people who want to use state funds to travel to inhospitable regions like Texas, Kentucky, and now South Carolina.
Of course, San Francisco and Los Angeles are third-world dumps, and gays can now be legally stoned in Brunei, but all of that pales in comparison to Xavier Becerra’s hate of the faith-based laws passed in these states that protect private religious services from having to violate their beliefs for LGBT individuals.
The Sacramento Bee reported:
Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Tuesday extended California’s ban on taxpayer-funded trips to a 10th state, adding South Carolina to a list of mostly southern states where public employees and college students can’t travel for official business.
Becerra’s office contends a South Carolina law allowing private faith-based groups to withhold adoption services over moral objections effectively permits discrimination against gay and transgender people.
That determination allows him to restrict taxpayer-funded travel to the state under a 2016 law that forbids public agencies from paying for business travel in states that have laws that California leaders view as discriminatory against gay and transgender people. The restriction goes into effect April 15.
“The State of South Carolina recently enacted a measure that sanctions discrimination against families in the placement of children in need of homes. The State of California stands strongly against any form of discrimination,” Becerra said in a news release.
Brian Symmes, a spokesman for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from The Sacramento Bee.
But Brian Symmes, a spokesman for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, explained “If Attorney General Becerra was interested in the truth, he would know this is all about protecting South Carolinians’ religious freedom – regardless of their faith,” to the South Carolina newspaper The State.
“While he tries to score cheap political points, we’ll be more than happy to continue recruiting businesses that are leaving overregulated, high tax states like California to come to South Carolina and create opportunities for our people,” he added.
The law in California was crafted in response to the religious freedom protections around the country.
California wants everyone to have to deny their faith if they want to operate a public business, so it withholds government money from paying for government employees, colleges, and others from traveling to these states.
However, somehow, college sports are exempt.
Other states included on the list are Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Mississippi and Kentucky.
And, now South Carolina.
Of course, California released an illegal alien six times before he slaughtered a mom in her home, it’s also being overrun with ‘medieval disease,’ and recently presented a bill that would protect child predators.
So, their judgement about other states’ rights makes perfect sense.