Malloy probably should have checked to see if Connecticut has its own RFRA law before issuing his travel ban to Indiana.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) on Monday announced he plans to sign an executive order on state-funded travel in response to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signing a controversial bill into law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.
Malloy’s announcement is the latest move by a top elected official from another state in protest of Pence signing the law. San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee (D) last week banned state-funded travel to Indiana last week as a statement against the law. It wasn’t immediately clear from Malloy’s tweets if the executive editor was exactly the same as Lee’s move, although it’s expected to be similar.
Pence has been receiving wide criticism for signing the law and both he and top Republican lawmakers said most recently that they planned to add a clarification to try and rebut that criticism. On Sunday, Pence was pressed about the law but he wouldn’t say whether it discriminates against gay people.