This year, Texas and a few other red states passed religious freedom laws that would protect a company’s property rights, and allow them the right to refuse service to people if it conflicts with their religious beliefs. Needless to say, the left did not take too kindly to this.
Now, in an ironic twist of events, the left-wing state of California will be restricting travel to these red states, since these laws go against their staunchly liberal values.
The Hill has reported that,
“California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) will bar state employees from business trips to four states after those states passed measures limiting the rights of LGBT people.
The new restrictions prohibit state-funded or state-sponsored travel to Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota, Becerra said Thursday.”
According to The Hill, California implemented similar restrictions a year ago.
“California’s Democrat-dominated legislature passed a measure last year barring state-funded travel to states that allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Already, the law has blocked employee travel to four other states — Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.”
These travel restrictions are truly ironic on many levels. In April of this year, the California state legislature introduced a bill to declare California as a ‘sanctuary state’, in protest of Donald Trump’s proposed immigration policies. And yet here they are instituting travel restrictions.
It is doubly ironic when you realize that they have imposed these restrictions because they claim to find it abhorrent to be anti-LGBT. And yet they want to permit immigration from Islamic nations that throw gays off of roofs.
It is almost as if the real reason behind the travel restriction isn’t because they are pro-LGBT, but rather because they are anti property rights, and want to control businesses as much as they can.