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California bans state-funded travel to 5 states over anti-L.G.B.T.Q. laws.

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California will ban state-funded travel to Arkansas, Florida, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia in response to anti-L.G.B.T.Q.

legislation in those places, officials announced on Monday. “There has been a coordinated attack on fundamental civil rights,” Rob Bonta, California’s attorney general, said at a news conference. “It’s about aligning our dollars with our values.” There are now 17 states under California’s ban, including Texas, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina.

The law, approved by the state legislature in 2016, requires California to add states to the list if they enact measures that discriminate against or remove protections for people on the basis of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation.

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