MAINE: Portland City Council Votes Unanimously To Ban Travel To North Carolina And Mississippi

And the list just keeps getting longer. From Portland’s NBC affiliate:

The Portland City Council voted unanimously in favor of restricting travel by city employees to states with laws that discriminate against the LGBT community.

All eight councilors had already publicly backed Mayor Ethan Strimling’s proposal before Monday night’s meeting. They don’t want the city spending money for city employees to go to states like North Carolina and Mississippi.

Both of those states have passed laws that LGBT advocates say discriminate against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity. North Carolina’s law known as HB2 prevents transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. It also blocks cities from having their own anti-discrimination ordinances.

(Tipped by JMG reader Michael)