This is so ridiculous. Now New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has joined the outrage bandwagon and banned non-essential travel to the state of Indiana over the new religious freedom law signed by Governor Pence.
It was a symbolic message from Cuomo, a Democrat known for rarely leaving New York. But the directive also hits on an issue that is highly personal to Cuomo. The governor shepherded same-sex marriage into law in New York nearly five years ago. At the time, the effort made New York the largest state to allow gay marriage.
“Today, I direct all agencies, departments, boards and commissions to immediately review all requests for state funded or state sponsored travel to the state of Indiana and to bar any such publicly funded travel that is not essential to the enforcement of state law or public health and safety,” Cuomo said in a news release. “The ban on publicly funded travel shall take effect immediately.” (Read More)
How many New York state workers travel to Indiana for state business anyway? Hopefully not many. Why doesn’t he ban non-essential taxpayer funded trips, period? Now that would be taking a stand that’s worthwhile.
Update: Of course, I haven’t heard a peep out of Cuomo about how American lesbians earn more money than straight American women. Where is the outrage about that?