Minnesota Gov bans ‘non essential state travel’ to NC over ‘anti-LGBT’ laws
The Democratic governor said such legislation was “appalling” and “violates the values and the laws” of Minnesota as well as being “destructive to the progress we have made to provide equal rights and protections to our LGBT community.”
“I direct that all state employees cease all nonessential state business travel to North Carolina until further notice,” wrote Dayton.
The ban does, however, permit state-funded travel to North Carolina “if it is necessary to protect the safety or other essential interests” of Minnesotans.
— RT America (@RT_America) March 28, 2016
Dayton is not the first governor to introduce such a ban following the introduction of the legislation with a number of cities and and states, including Vermont, New York State and City, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C and Washington also implementing similar bans.
Ordinance defied common sense, allowing men to use women’s bathroom/locker room for instance. That’s why I signed bipartisan bill to stop it
— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) March 24, 2016
On March 24, the day after the laws were signed in by Governor Pat McCrory, LGBT and human rights activists rallied outside the Governor’s home denouncing the legislation.