June 23 (UPI) -- Officials in California said the state would cut off funds for travel to four other states due to laws deemed discriminatory against the LGBT community.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the Golden State would no longer use taxpayer money to pay for employees to travel to Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota. Becerra cited laws passed in each state he said discriminate against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. In Texas, a recent law allows state workers to avoid putting a child in the care of a gay foster parent. Laws in Alabama and South Dakota allow adoption agencies to turn away same-sex couples. In Kentucky, legislation allows schools to ban gay student organizations, Becerra said.