Governor Andrew Cuomo today banned all state-funded travel to the state of Indiana over the anti-gay Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Said Cuomo in a statement:
"Today, I direct all agencies, departments, boards and commissions to immediately review all requests for state funded or state sponsored travel to the State of Indiana and to bar any such publicly funded travel that is not essential to the enforcement of state law or public health and safety. The ban on publicly funded travel shall take effect immediately.
"New York State has been, and will continue to be, a leader in ensuring that all LGBT persons enjoy full and equal civil rights. With this action, we stand by our LGBT family members, friends and colleagues to ensure that their rights are respected."
New York joins Connecticut, and the cities of Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco in banning travel to Indiana.
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