Fresno State will square off against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Tuscaloosa’s Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, despite a California ban that prevents public money from being spent on travel to the state.
This weekend’s game will be played due to a loophole that allows travel if it’s related to contracts signed before Jan. 1- the date California’s first travel bans went into effect. The state initially prohibited publicly funded travel to North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee; Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas were added in June.
California’s law – AB 1887 – prohibits state-sponsored travel to areas with “laws that authorize or require discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or same-sex couples,” according to the State’s Attorney General. It applies to all state agencies and departments, as well as public universities.
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