Ultra-liberal California has created a law, which went into effect on January 1st, preventing students attending public universities from traveling to ‘anti-LGBT‘ states. These states include: Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee. This has already limited student hoping to attend academic activities in these states.
The travel prohibition applies to state agencies, departments, boards, authorities, and commissions, including an agency, department, board, authority, or commission of the University of California, the Board of Regents of the University of California, and the California State University.
This move is likely in retaliation to President Trump’s ban on travel to dangerous foreign countries, but instituting a ban against other states in spite is just ridiculous. This ban came from California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who recently made comments against President Trump directly related to the travel ban he implemented on seven nations with strong connections to terrorism.
From Daily Caller:
The new law’s effects were felt by students at UC Davis, who planned on attending an undergraduate research conference in Tennessee. The new law prevented the students from attending because UC Davis was going to pay for them to go. More than 100 Californians were chosen to be a part of the Council on Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Memphis in April, but those who attend public universities will not receive funding to go.