After passing a measure that discriminates against LGBTQ people, Texas found itself on California’s list of states to avoid.
Texas attempted legal action to prevent this, but it didn’t go as planned.
Texas recently passed a measure allowing child welfare providers to deny service based on their religious beliefs, and California sees this measure as blatant discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Yet, since 2016, California has banned state-funded travel to other U.S. states that discriminate against LGBTQ people.
With this new measure instituting a distinction between people, California now considered Texas a state to avoid.
Texas has taken the case to court in an attempt to get out of it.
The case was filed directly with the US Supreme Court, as it is a dispute between two U.S. states, but it remained to be seen if the Supreme Court would accept the case. But it did not. It rejected it. So Texas will remain on the list of discriminatory states. This will certainly have a financial impact.