//Oklahoma governor bans state-funded journey to California after being placed on Golden States blacklist

Oklahoma governor bans state-funded journey to California after being placed on Golden States blacklist

The governor of Oklahoma has banned all state-funded journey to California after officers there positioned an identical ban on journey to his state.

Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, who’s in his first time period, introduced the ban in an govt order on Thursday, barring all non-essential journey by state workers to the Golden State, with exceptions for enterprise recruiting journeys, faculty sports activities video games and journeys by faculties to take part in out-of-state applications.

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“Enough is enough,” Stitt stated. “If California’s elected officials don’t want public employees traveling to Oklahoma, I am eager to return the gesture on behalf of Oklahoma’s pro-life stance.”

Stitt’s govt order got here as a response to related journey bans imposed by California. Oklahoma was added to California’s journey ban in 2018 after passing a regulation that permits adoption businesses to disclaim placement companies to same-sex mother and father.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt talks with the media following an aerial tour of tornado- and flood-damaged areas of the state, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt talks with the media following an aerial tour of tornado- and flood-damaged areas of the state, Tuesday, Might 21, 2019, in Oklahoma Metropolis. (AP Picture/Sue Ogrocki)

Final yr, town of San Francisco additionally prolonged the ban to states with restrictive abortion legal guidelines — together with Oklahoma.

Final September, California introduced that it added Iowa to the record of states on its “travel ban” record due to the state’s prohibition towards funding gender-transition surgical procedures below Medicaid.

California’s blacklist additionally consists of Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and Mississippi.

Fox Information’ Gregg Re and The Related Press contributed to this report.