DAYTON, OH (FOX19) - Dayton is banning its employees from non-essential government travel to Mississippi and North Carolina.
City officials say laws recently passed in the states discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The Dayton Daily News reports a memo from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley forbids city dollars paying for non-essential travel to the states.
Cuyahoga County near Cleveland has also banned travel to North Carolina.
Other cities and states have issued similar travel bans.