California has added 5 more states to its list of places where state-funded travel is banned.
In 2016 lawmakers banned non-essential travel to states with laws that discriminate against those in the LGBTQ+ community
The most recent 5 states have been put on the list due to discrimination of LGBTQ and Transgender people within their laws.
"Make no mistake: We're in the midst of an unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country — and the State of California is not going to support it," Attorney General of California Rob Bonta said.
The list of 17 states includes Florida, Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia, Texas, Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
These lawmakers "would rather demonize trans youth than focus on solving real issues like tackling gun violence beating back this pandemic and rebuilding our economy," Bonta said.
Thank you California, Stay Fruity!