LA Supervisors Ban County Travel to Florida and Texas

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has banned all official travel to the states of Florida and Texas over their controversial LGBTQ policies. Tuesday’s vote was unanimous.

The legislation at issue in Florida is the Parental Rights in Education Bill, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” by critics. It prohibits instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-3.

In Texas, the issue is a declaration from Gov. Greg Abbott that orders gender-affirming treatments for transgender youths to be investigated as child abuse.

The Board’s motion was sponsored by Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl, who is openly gay. It calls Abbott’s declaration “discriminatory, harmful and just plain cruel.” In response to the Florida bill, the resolution says “schools should be spaces that foster open discussion, critical thinking, meaningful engagement and the safe exploration of ideas” and that “implementation of this bill would create an atmosphere that stifles such a culture and stifles learning itself."


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