The State of California on Monday revealed that its ban that covers state-sponsored and state-funded traveling will now include five new states, Fox News informed.
The move comes after the states have recently enacted discriminatory LGBTQ legislation.
Rob Bonta, California’s Attorney General stated that the state-funded trips to West Virginia, North Dakota, Montana, Florida, and Arkansas would be banned starting July 1.
The office of Bonta explained that the ban is imposed due to the dangerous surge in discriminatory legislation being enacted in these states.
According to the press release, the states are working directly to ban transgender young people from participating in sports, ban access to life-saving care, and restrict certain rights to the LGBTQ community.