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Equality California Reacts to Travel Ban Issued by Oklahoma Governor
January 23, 2020 at 6:02 pm

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January 23, 2020

CONTACT: Josh Stickney, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (405) 315-4151/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Today, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced a ban on state-funded travel to California. Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, released the following statement from Press Secretary Joshua Stickney, who is originally from Oklahoma:

“Governor Stitt’s ban of state-funded travel to California may be an easy win for his political base, but it won’t scare us. We’re proud of Attorney General Becerra, Assemblymember Low and the State of California for defending LGBTQ civil rights and sending a strong message that discrimination of any kind is wrong. The governor’s ban isn’t a meaningful message; it’s just sad pandering.

“Instead of playing tit-for-tat games, Governor Stitt should work with groups like Freedom Oklahoma and Equality California to overturn the state’s discriminatory law that allows adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ families. That’s how you become a ‘Top Ten State’ — California would know.”


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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