SAN FRANCISCO, California, June 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Democratic California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Monday that California is discontinuing state-funded travel to Florida, Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota, and West Virginia, saying that these states have made laws which California deems discriminatory to the “LGBTQ community.”
The California government will only fund trips to the states for special reasons – to enforce California law or to honor commitments that existed before the legislation was passed. Funding will not be provided for trips to conferences or training events in the banned states.
The five states were added to a list of 12 states to which the government of California has already refused to fly its employees, including: Idaho, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Bonta said that states on the list have caused “a recent, dangerous wave of discriminatory new bills … across the country. They are working to prevent transgender women and girls from participating in school sports consistent with their gender identity.”
Bonta’s statement follows Florida’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law earlier this month.
Hungary recently took a major step to protect children from having their innocence destroyed and being sexualized by LGBT propaganda in schools and by pornography in the mass media.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which expresses agreement and respect for the wishes of the sovereign nation of Hungary to protect its children against the onslaught of LGBT indoctrination propaganda and pornography.
Since passage of the bill the fake news outlets from Europe to America have predictably begun to fabricate outrage and, or, simply lie about the contents of the bill. And, the corrupt European Union has also now started to attack Hungary's efforts to protect children.
For doing the hard and good thing, Hungary now needs our support.
The bill, which was passed last week, specifically prohibits showing pornographic material or content portraying homosexuality or transgenderism to minors under the age of 18. Other measures include a registry of sex offenders, regulations on sexual education, and stronger policies against child pornography.
This policy is to be welcomed as a pro-active measure against the liberal and LGBT propaganda machine which is steadily encroaching on Hungary's borders, and which threatens to tear down Christian civilization altogether.
Indeed, the same week that this law was passed in Hungary, Vienna's (Austria) deputy mayor distributed "Rainbow Family" information boxes to 350 kindergartens in the Austrian capital. And, Vienna is only about 50 miles from the Hungarian border!
But, never satisfied with corrupting the children of their own countries, LGBT activists and their accomplices in the EU have been quick to castigate Hungary, claiming that the Budapest government has "discriminated" against homosexuals with their law to protect children, and in doing so, has violated EU law.
However, Hungary's Justice Minister, Judit Varga, set the record straight in an interview with Hungarian journalists, stating:
"This is one of a number of declarations declaring certain Hungarian measures to be contrary to EU law without a thorough examination. The fake news that has taken wing in these statements is completely unfounded.
In Hungary's view, the legislation has nothing to do with EU law. The issue of subsidiarity and constitutional, national identity is a matter for the Member States. Furthermore, the European Charter of Human Rights also says that a parent has the right to determine the direction of their children's development in a culturally traditional background."
And, more broadly, Viktor Orbán, Hungary's Prime Minister, had this to say about Hungary's new law:
"The current left-wing campaign against Hungary is further proof that today, the left is the enemy of freedom, because instead of freedom of speech, they want political correctness as defined by them, and hegemony of opinion instead of a pluralism of ideas.
The new Hungarian law does not conflict with any lofty ideals or European laws. The new Hungarian law simply states clearly that only parents can decide on the sexual education of their children. Education in schools must not be in conflict with the will of parents; it must at most be supplementary, its form and content must be clearly defined and it must be subject to parental consent.
Parents also rightly expect that on platforms used by our children, pornography, sexuality for its own sake, homosexuality and gender reassignment programs should not be available. These restrictions must also be defined with surgical precision. In Hungary, no one has a say in how adults live their lives. In our view, a free adult should not have to give an account of his life in front of any secular authority — only before God when the time comes."
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which supports the government of Hungary in their passage of this pro-active child protection measure banning LGBT propaganda and pornography for under-18s.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Hungary passes law against homosexuality, prime minister renews vow to ‘protect our children’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/hungary-passes-law-against-homosexuality-prime-minister-renews-vow-to-protect-our-children
'Hungary bans promotion of homosexuality, transgenderism to minors' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/hungary-bans-promotion-of-homosexuality-transgenderism-to-minors
'EU to take legal action against Hungary’s anti-pedophilia bill' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/eu-to-take-legal-action-against-hungarys-anti-pedophilia-bill
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Florida’s new law excludes biological males from competing with members of the opposite sex in sex-specific athletic programs. The law is meant to protect female high school and college athletes from being denied competitive and scholarship opportunities because of male athletes who claim to be women. The Wisconsin Assembly passed a similar law this month. Similar laws were passed in Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, Montana, and West Virginia earlier this year.
Bonta described California’s decision to restrict government-funded travel to the 17 states as a “win” for the state of California. He also alluded to a recent “victory” for the “trans movement,” when the Supreme Court refused to consider an appeal of a lower-court ruling that allowed a biological female to use male bathrooms.
“I think, in short, it’s a positive development because it upholds the lower court decision that provides for transgender youth to use the bathrooms consistent with their gender identity,” he said.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson pointed to California’s new legislation as a loss for the state of California. In a statement to Newsweek, Hutchinson said, “While state employees may be barred from traveling here, Californians are fleeing by the thousands to places like Arkansas for our lower taxes, lower cost of living, and abundant opportunities. The lure of our state parks and quality of life will overcome any edict from the California Attorney General.”