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Patrick Morrisey, California Attorney General at odds over West Virginia’s transgender student-athlete law

By Steven Allen Adams, The Intelligencer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey criticized a new California policy banning state employee travel to the Mountain State over the ban on transgender women playing women’s sports in public schools and in college.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Monday that state-funded travel by California government employees would be restricted for five states, including West Virginia.

The move comes as West Virginia, Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota passed legislation viewed as restrictive to the LGBTQ community. California Assembly Bill 1887, enacted in 2016, requires the state “to take action to avoid supporting or financing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.” According to the California Attorney General’s Office, 12 other states are on the prohibited travel list.

“Assembly Bill 1887 is about aligning our dollars with our values,” Bonta said in a statement Monday. “When states discriminate against LGBTQ+ Americans, California law requires our office to take action. These new additions to the state-funded travel restrictions list are about exactly that.”

To read more: https://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2021/06/patrick-morrisey-california-a-g-at-odds-over-west-virginias-transgender-student-athlete-law/

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