AP – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee in the next government official to ban nearly all official travel to North Carolina because of the state’s law halting anti-discrimination rules.
Under the law signed by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory last week, cities and counties can’t pass measures protecting people based on sexual orientation and gender identity when they use public accommodations. The law was spurred by a Charlotte ordinance that allowed transgender people to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity.
Inslee on Tuesday joined the governor of New York and the mayors of Seattle and San Francisco, who have banned anything but essential travel to North Carolina on the public’s dime. In making the announcement, Inslee praised Washington’s law that requires buildings open to the public to allow transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with the way they identify.
The travel ban is “consistent with our state’s approach to tolerance, fairness and a lack of discrimination,” Inslee said to reporters. “And I do think these things — they’re mostly symbolic — but symbolism is important when it comes to ending discrimination in our country.”
JOIN THE MOVEMENT to SAVE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Please join the thousands of DML readers who have purchased a bumper sticker. CLICK HERE.
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Facebook Chief Zuckerberg Has Solution To Combat ISIS