Now, the same law means fewer liberals will travel to the Sunshine State, as Los Angeles County is forbidding its employees from coming to Florida.
The New York Post reported Thursday the Board of Supervisors in charge of America’s most populous county “voted this week to bar staffers from traveling to Florida unless it would ‘seriously harm the county’s interests.’”
A resolution drawn up by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis maintained that Florida’s new law would promote ill-treatment of LGBTQ students.
“As we’ve done in the past where states have enacted some egregious laws that contravene everything that we have done in L.A. County and in California, this motion calls for a travel ban on all travel to these states,” L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said in Tuesday’s meeting.
“We’re not gonna spend our money going to your states and it sends a message that we won’t support this egregious behavior,” Kuehl said of the motion.
“Schools should be spaced that foster open discussion, critical thinking, meaningful engagement, and the safe exploration of ideas,” they wrote, according to the Post.
Actually, as The Free Press has repeatedly reported, the law prohibits school districts and classroom teachers from implementing lesson plans that center on sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3.
Christina Pushaw, spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, argued LA County’s decision has it backward.
“The woke bureaucrats running LA County are shooting themselves in the foot with their political grandstanding,” she told the Post. “This misguided policy is a punishment for LA County employees – not for Florida.”
Florida really doesn’t need those visitors from LA, since the state set a record last year for the number of tourists who visited, and the boom continues.
“Many of the tourists in Florida have visited us from states with mandates and restrictions, like California, to enjoy the freedoms and normalcy that Florida has become renowned for under Gov. DeSantis’ leadership,” Pushaw, a former Californian, added. “These are things that everyone can appreciate, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.”
Florida, however, is not alone in drawing the ire of LA County’s elected leaders.
The board also prohibited employee travel to Texas after the Lone Star state criminalized as child abuse some transgender-related medical procedures for children, the Post noted.