California students banned from traveling to “Anti-LGBT” States!
As of January 1st, public university students in California are now banned from traveling to “anti-LGBT” states.
Students from the University of California and California State University systems are banned from using school funds to travel to (at this point) Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Why? Because these states aren’t “friendly” to the LGBT community.
Please sign this petition to the California legislature demanding that they immediately to reverse this law.
Some on the left try to claim that conservatives are sensational and paranoid. But what could be more paranoid than banning college students from traveling to parts of the country where some people hold different moral and political convictions? This insanity has to stop. The left—the supposed champions of tolerance and diversity—are proving themselves to be the least tolerant people in America.
California State University stated, “Inclusivity and diversity are fundamental values of the California State University. California State University wants students to participate in opportunities that support and further their academic success and the university will follow the law. CSU will encourage students to seek opportunities in states where travel is not prohibited.”
As a result, some students are prevented from attending important academic conferences in their field, merely because they happen to be located in one of these disfavored states. And student athletes won’t be able to compete against schools in the “restricted” states.
Apparently, in our state, political ideology matters more than anything else. The left has mandated, as a matter of law, we cannot leave political differences at the door when participating in sports, field trips, or objective academic research. No, leftist ideology must color everything we do. This all-encompassing, almost religious, view of political orthodoxy is part of the reason why our country is so divided. We need to learn how to be tolerant of opposing views as a culture again, and that starts by not refusing to play sports or do academic research with people who might disagree with us.
Please sign this petition now to stop this discrimination against conservative states, merely for being conservative!
Sign this petition now!
University students banned from traveling to “anti-LGBT” states?