AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed to “stop” California’s travel ban, which prevents state-funded travel to other states that are deemed discriminatory against the LGBTQ community.
After filing a lawsuit this week, Paxton told to Fox News the ban is “discriminatory” against the 11 states that are included in it.
“We shouldn’t be harmed because we have a different view,” Paxton, a Republican, said in an interview. “This was an important issue to us. We think it is important to the entire nation.”
California‘s controversial Assembly Bill 1887 first went into effect in January 2017. Texas was subsequently added to the state’s travel ban after leaders passed a law allowing adoption agencies to choose whether or not to allow a same-sex couple to adopt a child.
Paxton argued the ban amounts to one state imposing their views on another, which infringes on the state’s right to make its own policies.
“In my view, we are the state that is not discriminatory. California is discriminating and narrowing the number of agencies and groups that can actually help,” Paxton said.
The attorney general argued that California “limits the opportunities for these children.” Paxton said