A California state legislator has introduced a bill that would ban travel by state employees to any state that has a religious-liberty law viewed as “discriminatory” against LGBTs. Assembly Bill 1887 was introduced Feb. 11 by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Silicon Valley. And that’s not all. Low said he introduced a “package” of bills meant to stop state funds from flowing to any person or entity that uses the First Amendment’s religious-liberty clause to “discriminate” against the LGBT community.
Another bill in his arsenal is AB 1888, which would cut off student financial aid for private colleges and universities, particularly religious ones, that are not perceived to be LGBT friendly. “AB 1888 would require all institutions receiving CalGrant dollars to certify to the California Student Aid Commission that they do not discriminate on the basis of, among other things, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression,” according to a press release on Low’s website. These colleges would also be prohibited from seeking a Title IX waiver from the U.S. Department of Education as a condition of receiving state funds. READ MORE