Connecticut Governor Bans State Travel To North Carolina

Mar 31, 2016

Following the likes of New York’s Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is banning state-funded travel to North Carolina in response to a new law there that critics have called discriminatory to members of the LGBT community.

The Democrat signed an executive order Thursday requiring state agencies, the Board of Regents and the University of Connecticut to review and deny requests for travel to North Carolina. The order comes a day after Malloy sent a letter to North Carolina businesses, urging them to move to Connecticut because it's "welcoming and inclusive."

Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a law March 23rd preventing local governments from protecting people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity when they use public accommodations.

Malloy signed a similar order last year temporarily barring travel to Indiana.

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