North Carolina has issued a travel ban relative to travel to North Carolina due to a North Carolina law, which bars transgender individuals from using restrooms appropriate for their gender identities.

According to News Reports, this "Travel Ban" applies to all New York State agencies, departments, boards and commissions requiring them to have all travel to North Carolina immediately reviewed.

It also bars any publicly funded travel that is not essential. Non-essential travel is relative to there being NO EMERGENCY...the Travel Ban does not prevent travel due to an emergency.

According to News Reports, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order banning all non-essential state travel to North Carolina on Monday.

Cuomo was quoted in News Reports as saying the following:

In New York, we believe that all people – regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation – deserve the same rights and protections under the eyes of the law. From Stonewall to marriage equality, our state has been a beacon of hope and equality for the LGBT community, and we will not stand idly by as misguided legislation replicates the discrimination of the past. As long as there is a law in North Carolina that creates the grounds for discrimination against LGBT people, I am barring non-essential state travel to that state.

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