Texas challenges California ban on travel to Lone Star State over religious beliefs law
Ken Paxton speaks to CNN (screen grab)

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an action Monday in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to strike down California’s ban on state-funded travel to Texas in the wake of a law that was viewed as discriminatory against LGBTQ people.In 2017, Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3859, which allowed child welfare service providers to deny services to Texans based on conflicts with their “sincerely held religious beliefs.” At the time, critics said the law allowed faith-based adoption agencies to deny placing children for reasons such as religion, sexuality or a person’s gender identi...

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