NY state banning travel to Indiana and Rochester, NY mayor bans city-funded travel

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Updated: Tuesday, March 31 2015, 02:50 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has banned all non-essential, state-funded travel to Indiana after that state adopted a religious freedom law that critics say opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians.

The Democratic governor announced the ban Tuesday, saying it shows the state stands by “our LBGT family members, friends and colleagues.”

Lawmakers had called for such a ban earlier in the day.

A similar travel ban was signed by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday.

Businesses and organizations like the NCAA have also voiced concerns about the law.

The measure’s supporters say it’s intended to protect religious liberty. On Tuesday Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said his state has a “perception problem” and said he wants legislation to “clarify” the law.

Read More at: http://13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/ny-state-banning-travel-indiana-21406.shtml

Updated: Tuesday, March 31 2015, 02:46 PM EDT

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