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L.A. Co., California bans travel to Florida

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Los Angeles County has officially banned employees from traveling to Florida on the their dime.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to forbid any taxpayer-funded travel to Florida on Tuesday.

“As we’ve done in the past where states have enacted some egregious laws that contravene everything that we done in L.A. County and in California, this motion calls for a travel ban on all travel to these states,” Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said during Tuesday’s meeting, according to KTLA.

The county decided to enact the ban due to Governor Ron DeSantis’ signing of the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law the prevents the teaching of certain “materials” to children below the 4th grade.

Critics of the bill believe it could cause harm to students in the LGBTQ+ community:

“The kind of school environment imagined in this legislation is one that is uncomfortable, unsafe, unwelcoming and toxic for all students and staff alike, particularly those who identify as LGBTQ+,” the board stated.

Under the ban, all county business-related travel to Florida is suspended unless it is determined “that the failure to authorize such travel would seriously harm the county’s interests.”