LA officials ban business travel to Florida, Texas over ‘harmful’ LGBT policies

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted this week to ban official travel to the states of Florida and Texas over policies and legislation that target treatment for transgender youth and the teaching of LGBT issues in schools.

On Tuesday, the board unanimously approved a motion directing the chief executive officer to suspend all travel to the two states for county business until the policies are suspended or repealed, according to a video of the board’s meeting.

Hilda Solis, a board supervisor who sponsored the motion, said, “It was really frightening what’s happening across our country,” adding that