California Bans State Travel to Ohio
It is citing a law that lets doctors deny care over their beliefs
California is banning state-funded travel to Ohio over the state’s new law allowing doctors to decline medical services to people on moral or religious grounds.
The Ohio measure triggered a 2016 California law that requires the attorney general to prohibit state-funded travel to states that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, according to a Friday press release from California Attorney General Rob Bonta. Ohio legislators tucked the provision into a massive budget bill, House Bill 110, that was recently passed.
The ban takes effect Sept. 30, according to the release. Ohio will become the 18th state to which California won't pay for travel, according to the release.