2 States Ban Official Trips to Indiana

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced plans to impose a travel ban on state-funded travel to Indiana on Monday in protest of the state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allows business owners to refuse service based on religious beliefs. The law, which critics say legalizes discrimination against the LGBT community, has sparked public outcry across the country. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy also signed an executive order Monday barring state spending on travel to Indiana, calling the law “disturbing, disgraceful, and outright discriminatory” while Portland, Ore., Mayor Charlie Hales also announced a temporary halt on all city-funded trips to Indiana.