LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the city will stop doing business with North Carolina and Mississippi after the states approved legislation preventing anti-discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people.
He said Friday he will approve the City Council’s resolution to ban workers from participating in any conventions or other business that requires city resources.READ MORE: Longtime Friend Remembers Veteran, Retired Correctional Officer Killed In Road Rage Shooting
Garcetti said in a statement that he wants to keep the city’s tax dollars “from supporting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
The North Carolina law directs transgender people to use public toilets corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificate. It also excludes LGBT people from state anti-discrimination protections.READ MORE: Suspects In Caldor Fire Deny Any Wrongdoing; Claim They Called 911 After Seeing Flames
The Mississippi law allows businesses to refuse services to gays. The laws have led to boycotts from several states and cities.
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