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California Adds Five More States to Travel Ban Based on LGBTQ+ Litmus Test

California Adds Five More States to Travel Ban Based on LGBTQ+ Litmus Test

The fully functioning state of Florida now included in the list of 17 banned states.

California Attorney General Rob Banta has taken a break from resolving the myriad of problems in the state to announce the addition of five states to the list of places banned from state-funded travel because of laws allegedly discriminating against members of the LGBTQ community.

Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta added Florida, Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia to the list that now has 17 states where state employee travel is forbidden except under limited circumstances.

“Make no mistake: We’re in the midst of an unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country — and the State of California is not going to support it,” Bonta said.

What was the thought crime committed by the representatives in the state? Believing that surgically altered males should not compete against biological and self-identifying females in sports.

Lawmakers in 2016 banned non-essential travel to states with laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The 12 other states on the list are: Texas, Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee.

The five states newly added to the list have introduced bills in their legislatures this year that prevent transgender women and girls from participating in school sports consistent with their gender identity, block access to health care and allow the discrimination of the LGBTQ community, Bonta said.

Florida, Montana, Arkansas, and West Virginia passed laws that prevent transgender women and girls from participating in school sports consistent with their gender identity.

I suspect Florida’s political leaders are trembling now…with laughter as the state sees a record-breaking year of tourism.

Business in Southwest Florida is headed for a record-breaking year. Last month, tourism was up from the best year ever.

From flights to hotels, people want to spend money in the region, boosting the local economy. Hotels are saying this year is like a never-ending season.

People clearly want to be in Lee County and other parts of Southwest Florida, and the weather is one reason, but so is the fact Florida didn’t shut down as long as other states did during the pandemic.

Florida set lots of tourism records in 2019, and the state is set to break them beyond anyone’s expectations.

A beach vacation is a must for lots of people. It’s the sun, the sand and the chance to relax. But when the coronavirus hit in March 2020, almost all of that stopped.

The ads write themselves: Come to Florida for the beaches, stay for the normalcy.

Meanwhile, many Californians are questioning the regulatory priorities of Sacramento. If Washington DC is the “Great Swamp,” then Sacramento is the “Little Swamp.”

That other states haven’t banned state employee travel to California already means that their leaders have more important priorities than alienating their fellow Americans.


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Real American | June 29, 2021 at 1:07 pm

AN UNPRECEDENTED WAVE? There’s not even a trickle. What a fraud!

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Real American. | June 29, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    How about all other states ban woke people from leaving California? After all, California is well known for its special kind of crazy.

    The bigotry (i.e. sanctimonious hypocrisy) of diversity [dogma] (i.e. color judgment), inequity, and exclusion under politically congruent (“=”) policy and State-established Pro-Choice religion of the Progressive Church (Synagogue, Temple, Mosque, etc.), Agency, Corporation, and Clinic under a Rainbow banner of inclusive exclusion is, in fact, a progressive condition, path and grade.

    docduracoat in reply to Real American. | June 30, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Thank you Florida Governor Desantis!
    For keeping Florida open.
    Desantis for President in 2024!

henrybowman | June 29, 2021 at 1:21 pm

Hey! What about us? Arizona wants to join your bigot club, too!

    Arminius in reply to henrybowman. | June 30, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    It’s easy to join the club. Just pass a law saying boys can’t use the girls’ facilities no matter what they claim to be.

    You really don’t have to pass a law about girls going into the boys’ bathrooms and locker rooms. Teenaged boys are fine with a girl showering with them even if the girl claims to be a boy or, hell, a penguin. If the girl is hot enough they’ll hit on her in the shower. And If she says, “I’m really a boy” then using the same ingenuity the boys used when they realized that they had permission to get naked with a bunch of naked chicks if they merely said they were girls too, in the boys shower the boys will tell the girl, “I’m gay.”

    JOHN B in reply to henrybowman. | July 4, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    If your state gets on California’s list, you should be proud!

2smartforlibs | June 29, 2021 at 1:23 pm

Keep your liberalism in your state while you are at it.
A bit of advice for you Liberalfonains: If you run into a jerk first thing in the morning you ran into a jerk move on. If you run into jerks all day you’re the jerk. ( sub your own word for jerk)

I forgot when California left the Union. Newsom lauded his “Nation-State”.. California is not successful because of the Dems, but in spite of them. But they are working on making sure they set the stage for a failed state.

    henrybowman in reply to alaskabob. | June 29, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    It left long ago. I distinctly recall in 1999, a park ranger at Sutter Mill lecturing our assembled group that of all the countries in the world, California had the third(?) largest gross national product. The out-of-state tourists were all WTF?, the locals were all soylent grin.

CA — thanks for drawing the line.

The Califreak show continues.

The irony is so thick you need an excavator to get through it.

California bans travel to the states that Californians are fleeing to in droves. You can rent a uhaul from Idaho to California for $50…. it’s going to cost $50k in the other direction.


I’d like to know exactly how many CA state employees are going to those 17 states on the CA taxpayers’ dime.

Juris Doctor | June 29, 2021 at 2:16 pm

1. Daleidan is not a journalist.
2. The only thing Daleidan exposed is hs own dishonesty.

    Arminius in reply to Juris Doctor. | June 30, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    A common and repeatedly debunked leftist lie.

    Daleidan is a paragon of virtue compared to the MFM. When he was accused of deceptively editing his videos he posted his entire unedited videos online. He simply and honestly edited his videos for time since some of the unedited videos were 8 hours long.

    NBC on the other hand gave us an object lesson in deceptive editing. After George Zimmerman was accused of murdering Trayvon Martin NBC got ahold of the 911 recording of the phone call and edited out the dispatcher asking Zimmerman about the individual he was following. “Does he look white, black, or Hispanic.” To make it seem Zimmerman just volunteered the information, and was only following Martin was black, and therefore a racist “White Hispanic” (when accusing someone of being a racist, the MFM always has to work in the epithet “white” since under Marxist CRT only whites are the racist oppressors and everyone else is the oppressed proletariat non-whites).

    When caught and confronted with the unedited video NBC compounded the lie with a laughably obvious lie. They claimed they had edited the 2 seconds with the dispatcher’s question out “for time.” Right. There was no other place to edit the video except the part which cleared up the fact that Zimmerman wasn’t saying, “He looks black” because he was a racist but was simply answering a question.

    Katie Kuric in her gun control advocacy “documentary” titled “Under the Gun” showed when broadcast Kuric asking gun rights advocates, “Why do you oppose universal background checks?” The advocates were apparently struck dumb; they had clearly never thought about it. They sat silently, one staring at the ceiling, another at his shoes, the third fidgeting uncomfortably in her chair.

    The truth was they were actually told to sit silently while the sound engineer ran a sound check. Kuric wasn’t in the room, and they were being secretly taped as the shoot wasn’t supposed to have started yet. They later edited Kuric and her question in.

    Probably because Kuric revealed herself to be an idiot who literally knows nothing about guns except what gun control advocates at The Brady Campaign tell her.

    Who, by the by, are also idiots. Sarah Brady nearly got herself arrested since she doesn’t know the law. She bought a deer hunting rifle for her son and made what is under the law a straw purchase. A felony. Of course she wasn’t charged; leftist privilege.

    Remember this?

    “One year after a photograph and video of a thin, dying polar bear National Geographic alleged was near death due to climate change, the publication has finally admitted it was all fake news.

    According to Fox News, the photographer of the polar bear, Cristina Mittermeier, admitted in an essay titled Starving-Polar-Bear Photographer Recalls What Went Wrong for National Geographic‘s August issue, they lost control of the narrative. Fox News also reveals:

    Photographer Paul Nicklen and I are on a mission to capture images that communicate the urgency of climate change. Documenting its effects on wildlife hasn’t been easy, Mittermeier wrote. With this image, we thought we had found a way to help people imagine what the future of climate change might look like. We were, perhaps, naive. The picture went viral — and people took it literally.”

    Stupid people, taking it literally! Or, maybe they took it literally since Mittermeier caption the pic “This is what climate change looks like.”

    I got a million of them. If you want lies turn to your MFM propaganda and you’ll see it every hour of every day. These liars falsely accused Daleiden of doing what they routinely do. If you’re a stupid leftist, you’ll believe them. Of course, the phrase “stupid leftist” is redundant. And if you’re an average leftist you’ll keep making the claim knowing it’s a lie.

Transgender spectrum, huh. The Rainbow banner of inclusive exclusion (black, brown, white) under a policy of political congruence (“=”).

Social progress. Social justice. They think that they can abort the baby, cannibalize her profitable parts, sequester her carbon pollutants, and have her, too. With the exercise of liberal license, the established Pro-Choice religion, a left-wing government, they can, and with a straight face, without fear of repercussions.

Ok sure. Now apply that policy to your University Sports Teams. No Orange Bowl, Peach Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Cotton Bowl participation. No participation in the kickoff games in Atlanta or Dallas. No participation in tournaments held in those States; Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Gymnastics or track and field.

Next show you are seriously committed by refusing any connecting flights into the Airports of those States; have fun not using DFW or ATL among others.

Maybe, instead of actually demonstrating the courage of your commitment, this is just an expression of woke virtue signaling without actually applying the policy when it might pinch too hard.

Prove me wrong CA. I won’t hold my breath.

    danvillemom in reply to CommoChief. | June 29, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    The bulk of the CA state colleges and universities are not competitive in most NCAA sports so there will be no missed opportunities. Yes, a golf or swim team may miss a tournament…but those are the break, it will make recruiting more difficult.

    We are visiting CA right now and the interstate highways are a bloody mess. It is nice to know the state is focused on the important issues.

stevewhitemd | June 29, 2021 at 2:36 pm

Is there an application process for the ban? I’d like my home state of Illinois to join…

I just don’t get CA.

Last time I drove into CA, they had a road check point on I-5 where the officer asked if there were any fruits in my car! Surrender your fruits NOW, he demanded.

So are they for or against fruits?

In the 70’s & 80’s the go to diagnosis for the mentally ill was the false “repressed memory syndrome.” Today the fad diagnosis for the mentally ill
and treatment is transgender.

In another decade, there will be a new fad diagnosis. Unfortunately, a few thousand mentally ill will have permanent damage to their bodies.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Joe-dallas. | June 29, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    It just reinforces my belief that psychology and psychiatry are frauds.

    henrybowman in reply to Joe-dallas. | June 29, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Don’t think of it that way. Think of it as modern technology assisting where natural Darwinism stalls out.

    daniel_ream in reply to Joe-dallas. | June 29, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    The tragic thing is that 95%+ of people with sexual dysmorphia so severe they seek surgical intervention suffered childhood sexual abuse. They are mentally ill; the dysmorphia is a self-destructive coping mechanism for their complex PTSD not unlike cutting, drugs or dangerous sexual behaviour.

    Note that I’m not talking about the completely fictitious “repressed memory syndrome” here, but rather real, ongoing childhood sexual abuse that was intentionally covered up.

    JGO_KY in reply to Joe-dallas. | June 30, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    One of my favorites was the lobotomy fad in the ’40’s and ’50’s. Maybe, just maybe, this current manifestation of progressive insanity will, someday, be looked at in the same way.

    I just logged into an insurance carrier’s agent portal to see restrictions in CA due to wildfires.

    If only they put as much effort into solving problems like crime, rolling black outs and wildfire prevention/response as they do into this virtue signaling bullshit.

    henrybowman in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | June 29, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    They can just burn wood.
    Oh, waitaminnit…

    The best part? Kali is telling people not to charge the electric vehicles they are mandating everyone must buy* even when they do have power in order to save electricity.

    *In case you haven’t heard, Kali has dictated that no new gas or diesel vehicles can be sold in the state by 2035. I expect car makers to make record profits on fossil fuel powered vehicles in 2033 and 2034. And then it will look even more like Cuba as people use duct tape, bailing wire, and whatever they have on hand to keep their aging cars on the road forever.

Fuck off, liar.

It can’t possibly be legal for a state to stop its citizens or groups even if state employees from interaction and travel

    Milhouse in reply to Skip. | June 29, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    CA is not stopping its citizens from doing anything. It’s not even stopping state employees from visiting these states on their own dime and their own time. It’s only restricting them from traveling there on the job, and at its expense, and it absolutely has the right to do that, just like any other employer. Whether it should is another question, but it’s California, so what do you expect?

I’m certainly proud that my state, NC, is on the list. We don’t want them here.
It should be 49 states, or perhaps 56 in obama world. Georgia and Louisiana need to fill that map in.

Really, we need a fence around california. You can go in “But you can never leave!” Some one should make a song…

Here in Arizona we used to be on the list. They probably had to remove us due to such a large migration of people.
From The Chronicles of Riddick,
Kyra: “Shit, I hate not bring the bad guys.”

No Missouri? WTH.

“…the list of 17 banned states.”

That’s a healthy one-third of these united states.

Proposed: If any state, or collection of states, impose upon, up to or in excess of, one-third of the united states, in order to ban, blackball, censor, restrict travel, communication, legal commerce, emigration, or immigration of U.S. citizens, their representatives, public agencies, or their personnel; that any state, or collection of states, may be expelled from the union by a super majority vote of two-thirds of all the states;

and the expelled state, or collection of states, shall forfeit their electoral college votes according to a representative population plan drawn up by the two-thirds of all the states which vote to expel the offending state, or collection of states.

Second the motion?

Rob Bonta is a punk and a demagogue. He’d like nothing more than to turn the country into a clone of the corrupt Philippines. His wife is running for his vacant Assembly seat, and unfortunately she’ll probably win. Name recognition in the district is all it takes, along with a “D” after the name. There are several Ds running, but name recognition will win out. There is one R and an 80 year old socialist on the ballot, but they are nothing more than a couple of jokes. That’s why I wrote in Felix the Cat. Just to make them have to pay postage.

Oh, I want to add that I’ll be interested to see how Bonta and his lickspittles in the CA DOJ are going to argue in the 9th CCA against the solid opinion rendered by Judge Benitez in the “assault” weapons ban beat-down.

I’ve been observing a ban on travel to California since 2008, so…

FYI- Mississippi is trying to phase out it’s income tax.

When that happens, it’s probably going to go the way of Tennessee in terms of money going into the state.


Well in 2019 UCLA Women Gymnastics finished 3rd at NCAA final held in FT Worth. This year UCLA Softball was in the regional tournament in Alabama.

Indoor track and field held in Arkansas USC finished 4th, women and 11th men.

USC was scheduled to play Alabama in Dallas to kick off the 2020 season before Rona cancelled the game.

As a Bama fan and someone who over indulged in my ability to wander down to Bryant Denny Stadium from my frat house, southern belle on my arm, soaking in every moment of ‘big boy’ football as played in the SEC, I am all for bashing the PAC-12 but give the devil his due.

USC, UCLA and even some lesser schools San Diego ST and Fresno ST are competitive in some sports. Dominant no but not completely inept.

Jester Naybor | June 30, 2021 at 4:46 am

Perhaps they don’t want their officials and employees to be exposed to what is happening in other states …

One “limited circumstance” that will permit travel to Florida will be the desire of a politician to visit Florida at state expense, it worked for Gov. Witmer.

I believe when it comes to bowl games it’s up to the organizers to decide who plays in them. A team that is eligible to play in a bowl game under NCAA rules has merely earned a chance to play. Not every bowl-eligible team will play in a bowl game.

So the organizers of the Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl, etc., can simply tell teams from even private Kali colleges and universities, “Sorry, we wouldn’t want you to contaminate yourselves by touching the soil in our insufficiently LGBTQ+ friendly state by playing here” and then pick another bowl-eligible team.