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  • Breaking: NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Bans Non-Essential State Travel to North Carolina

    First State to Act in Response to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Signing Anti-LGBT Bill Into Law

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday night signed an executive order banning all non-essential state funded or state sponsored travel to North Carolina. The ban, effective immediately, is on "publicly funded travel that is not essential to the enforcement of state law or public health and safety."

    “In New York, we believe that all people – regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation – deserve the same rights and protections under the law,” Governor Cuomo in a statement. “From Stonewall to marriage equality, our state has been a beacon of hope and equality for the LGBT community, and we will not stand idly by as misguided legislation replicates the discrimination of the past. As long as there is a law in North Carolina that creates the grounds for discrimination against LGBT people, I am barring non-essential state travel to that state.”

    EARLIER: Lawsuit Against North Carolina Filed In Federal Court Over Sweeping Anti-LGBT Law

    Gov. Cuomo, a Democrat, signed a similar order last year when GOP Gov. Mike Pence signed an anti-LGBT "religious freedom" bill into law.

    Earlier in the day Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed a similar executive order:



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    • commented 2016-03-29 21:35:35 -0400
      There is no “essential” travel to NC. Conferences and meetings are not essential.

    • commented 2016-03-29 10:15:09 -0400
      Congratulations, I am thrilled that LGBT has rights but this goes against freedom of speech.

    • commented 2016-03-29 09:03:01 -0400
      O what day is it deemed necessary for NYS workers to travel there anyway? If it is necessary then its OK? Why not suspend any and all travel for NYS workers period. I really do not see why it would be necessary anyway. unless its a police issue.police i

    • commented 2016-03-29 00:37:16 -0400
      Banning things. Isn’t that what got us into this mess to begin with?

    • commented 2016-03-29 00:04:20 -0400
      Yet when Bill Clinton signed almost the exact same fedral Bill into law in the 90’s the libtards didn’t say a dam thing. You are all a bunch of hypocrite.

    • commented 2016-03-28 22:33:42 -0400
      Thank you Governor Cuomo.

    • commented 2016-03-28 22:24:17 -0400
      Thank you Governor Cuomo! As the parent of a gay son I applaud your commitment for equality and human rights.

    • commented 2016-03-28 22:13:42 -0400
      Thank you.

    • commented 2016-03-28 21:44:22 -0400
      Thank you Governor. New Yorkers can be proud of you !

      We remember how you supported our marriage rights and how you supported sensible limits on gun ammunition clips and raising the minimum age. Lots of people who live in the red states would love to have you as their governor. Bless you.

    • commented 2016-03-28 20:33:02 -0400
      YES TY #NYC and Gov Cuomo… TIME FOR ALL States, Businesses, sane People to BOYCOTT and SLAM #NorthCarolina for Electing such small minded, bigoted LAWMAKERS and GOVERNOR .. WAKE up you all are rhe laughingstock of the entire country! (and soon world).

    • commented 2016-03-28 20:30:18 -0400
      Excellent! We need more leaders to stand up for civil rights protection and equality.

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