San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee (D) has decided to ban city-funded trips to Indiana in response to Indiana’s new anti-gay law.
Lee’s announcement follows Pence signing legislation into law that allows businesses in the state to not serve gay people because of religious objections.
“We stand united as San Franciscans to condemn Indiana’s new discriminatory law, and will work together to protect the civil rights of all Americans including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults,” Lee said in a statement, according to the Indianapolis Star on Friday. “San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally sanctioned-discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people by the state of Indiana.”
There’s been a visible backlash against Indiana since the law was signed. Major companies like Yelp and Salesforce have promised to scale back business in the state in protest of the law.
Pence, in a radio interview after he signed the law, was pressed on if there was any justification for the law. He couldn’t come up with any recent examples.