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Border Walls Between States

Border Walls Between States

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday that as a result of discriminatory legislation that became Oklahoma law last month, the Golden State will prohibit travel to the Sooner State. In May, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill that allows private adoption agencies to deny same-sex couples from their adoption services on the basis of religious or moral convictions or policies. "California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy," Becerra said. A 2017 California law requires that its AG keep a list of states subject to a state travel ban because of "laws that authorize or require discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.” Oklahoma is the ninth state subject to the state-funded ban. Travel to Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas had previously been prohibited. More here.

Native American Journalists Association Announce Honorees

Native American Journalists Association Announce Honorees

House Judiciary Dems Demand Answers from DHS and DOJ Following Surge of Immigrant Family Separations at the Border

House Judiciary Dems Demand Answers from DHS and DOJ Following Surge of Immigrant Family Separations at the Border