- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - The mayors of four West Coast cities say they’re lifting bans imposed on city-funded travel to Indiana after changes were made to that state’s religious objections law to make clear it can’t be used to discriminate.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Oakland, California, Mayor Libby Schaaf issued statements Tuesday announcing they were rescinding travel bans in their cities.

Fears that Indiana’s religious objections law would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians led some state and local governments to ban travel to Indiana.

Murray and Lee also urged Indiana to add more protections to prevent discrimination against gays, lesbians and others.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide