Numerous states are vigorously representing their disagreement to the law that Mississippi passed on Tuesday, discriminating against the gay community.
Washington state, Vermont, and the New York‘s governors have all banned approved state-funded or the sponsored travel to Mississippi. The District of Columbia is bearing in mind an analogous measure.
“Discrimination isn’t a New York value. We believe that our diversity is our greatest strength & we’ll continue to reject politics of division & exclusion,” said Andrew Cuomo, the New York Governor in a statement.
“Mississippi law is a sad, hateful injustice against LGBT community & I’ll not allow any non-essential official travel to that state until it is repealed,” the Gov. added.
Jay Inslee, the Washington Governor stated that his state’s ban would remain as long as the Mississippi’s law exists “in its current form.”
This recently passed law permits the people with the religious objections to deny marriage services to the same-sex couples & permits the employers to use their religious beliefs as justification in determining workplace policies, such as grooming, dress code, lockers & bathroom access.
This shadows analogous moves by the New York & Washington state’s governors to veto travel to North Carolina after Goverson Pat McCrory had passed the bill on Mar. 23 that prevented the cities & the counties from the passing protections against gay discrimination.
The Members of business community are also taking a stance. PayPal, the Online Payment Company announced on Tuesday that it’d cancel its expansion project in Charlotte, North Carolina that would’ve been a 3.6 million dollar investment that brought in 400 jobs.
“Becoming an employer in North Carolina, where members of our teams will not have the equal rights under the law, is simply untenable,” said the PayPal’s President, Dan Schulman in a statement.