Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

California recently added Kentucky to its travel ban. This is because California considers Kentucky's newly enacted Student Religious Freedom Act "discriminatory legislation" toward the homosexual community. It's ironic that California imposes a travel ban over gay rights. This is because they joined a lawsuit protesting Pres. Trump's travel ban targeting Islamic states—each of which persecute homosexuals. California has a long history of hostility toward First Amendment principles. They limit freedom of association and free speech rights on state college campuses. They also ban counselors from helping minors leave the homosexual lifestyle. California's travel ban is an extreme way to disagree with another state's policies. But then again, many of California's policies are extreme to begin with.