California bans state travel to Iowa because state’s Medicaid won’t fund sex change surgery

California bans state travel to Iowa because state’s Medicaid won’t fund sex change surgery
Xavier Becerra (Image: YouTube screen grab via MSNBC)

[Ed. – When the GOP enacts a travel ban, it’s discriminatory. When the Democrats enact a travel ban, it’s in the name of justice.]

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) announced a ban on state-funded travel to Iowa on Friday in response to an Iowa law that prohibits Medicaid from covering gender transition surgeries, according to The Sacramento Bee.

Iowa becomes the latest addition to a list that also includes Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas under a 2016 law, Assembly Bill 1887, which bans state-sponsored travel to states that enact laws perceived as discriminatory on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

From the website of the California Office of the Attorney General:

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In AB 1887, the California Legislature determined that “California must take action to avoid supporting or financing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”

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