“Cancel culture” is extending to states now, apparently.
California has a list of “travel ban states” which essentially means that CA is banning state-funded travel to other U.S. states that don’t comply with the far-left’s agenda like Democrat-ruled California does.
Last week, Iowa was added to California’s travel ban list when they prohibited “gender reassignment surgeries” from being paid for with taxpayer money through Medicaid.
Take a look at news of this that hit Twitter:
Following the outbreak of this news online, satire website The Babylon Bee posted a hilarious article that rings all-too true!
Soon, that might become a reality as more states prevent America from falling into the flat-out Orwellian country that leftists seem to want it to become!
Fox News has more details on California's travel ban against Iowa:
California announced last week that it has added Iowa to the list of states on its ever-expanding "travel ban"list because of that state's new prohibition against funding gender-transition surgeries under Medicaid.
The announcement by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra means that as of Oct. 4, California will no longer offer taxpayer-funded trips to Iowa for any public employee or student at a state-run university.
Becerra's authority came from a 2016 California law signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown that bars state-funded travel to other states that undercut LGBT rights. The blacklist already included Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi.
Conservatives have called the law ineffective, inconveniencing, possibly unconstitutional and hypocritical. The state's sports teams have turned to private funding to get around the restrictions, according to The Los Angeles Times.
“The Iowa Legislature has reversed course on what was settled law under the Iowa Civil Rights Act, repealing protections for those seeking gender-affirming health care,” Becerra said in a statement. “California has taken an unambiguous stand against discrimination and government actions that would enable it."
The brouhaha began after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled in March that taxpayers could be forced to pay for gender reassignment surgery. Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a law effectively overriding that ruling two months later.
Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas are also on California's travel ban list.
Alabama news source Al said more:
Iowa has been added to the list of states included in California’s growing travel ban.
As of Oct. 4, California will no longer offer taxpayer-funded trips to Iowa for any public employee or student at a state-run university. The move comes after Iowa passed a ban against using Medicaid funds to pay for gender transition surgeries.
Iowa joins Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas on California’s banned list.
States were added to the travel ban due to anti-LGBT laws. In Alabama’s case, it was the passage of a lawallowing adoption agencies in the state to follow faith-based policies, including the option to not place children with gay couples.
“California has taken an unambiguous stand against discrimination and government actions that would enable it,” Becerra said when announcing the Iowa ban.