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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, June 16, 2018

California Bans Travel to Oklahoma Based on its Discriminatory LBGT Adoption Law

From USA Today:

Add Oklahoma to the list of states to which California is banning state-funded and state-sponsored travel.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday that as a result of "discriminatory legislation" that became Oklahoma law last month, the western state will prohibit travel to its midwestern counterpart.

A 2017 California law requires that its attorney general keeps a list of states subject to a state travel ban because of "laws that authorize or require discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression," Becerra's office said in a statement.

Read more here.

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I think OK's legislation is unfortunate, but, if it is unconstitutional, the courts should strike it down. I am concerned that CA's self-righteous approach is a threat to the "united" states, and wonder if it should, or will be, challenge under the Interstate Commerce Clause.

Posted by: Jeff Rasley | Jun 17, 2018 10:06:59 AM

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