Dayton bans city travel to NC, Mississippi

Dayton bans city travel to NC, Mississippi

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.

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