Texas Officials Mock California 'Travel Ban' to Texas

Yeah, good luck with that.

Texas officials are openly mocking California after that state's Attorney General ordered that no California employees can travel to Texas due to a new Texas law which allows faith based adoption agencies to decline to place children with same sex couples, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Mark Rylander, a spokesman for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, calls the California move 'left leaning lunacy.'

Rylander says its 'ironic' that California is a 'huge opponent' of President Trump's proposal for a travel ban covering people from six mostly Muslim nations who want to travel to the U.S.

"And yet, they support a travel ban to the state of Texas," Rylander said.  "Naturally, we ignore this."

Rylander says there are 'tons of exemptions' built into the California law, which makes essentially useless.

"Everything about California is pushing people out in droves, so naturally, they want to come out swinging," Rylander said.  "It will have no impact whatsoever on the State of Texas."

California's 'travel ban' is part of a new trend of states' rejecting state employee travel to other states because those states pass laws the elite elected officials in the states find distasteful.  Similar efforts by California have had  no effect on the state's targeted for travel bans.

The new Texas law does not require faith based adoption agencies to decline to place children with same sex couples, it only allows them to do so.  It also does not affect Child Protective Services, which handles the vast majority of adoptions.

Supporters said the bill was needed to prevent the faith based adoption agencies from closing, as has happened in other states, because of the threat of lawsuits for not placing children with same sex couples.

Rylander says California can huff and puff all it wants, it has no impact on the Texas economy.

"If the California Attorney General or any of his counterparts should be concerned about anything, he should be concerned about the number of his residents who are flocking to Texas every day."

The California Attorney General's office declined to comment on what might happen of a state supported California college, like UCLA, should make it next summer's Final Four in San Antonio, whether the student athletes would be required to pay their own way, or whether the college would be required to decline the invitation to the Final Four.

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