DC mayor eyes Mississippi after banning travel to NC
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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) says that her office is reviewing newly enacted legislation in Mississippi in deciding whether to ban official travel to the state in protest of the controversial law.
Bowser tweeted Thursday in response to a local reporter that her office would "have something to announce soon" regarding the controversial law.
At least four states and seven major cities have banned non-essential employee travel to Mississippi and North Carolina after the two states enacted legislation that has angered LGBT advocates.
Bowser last week banned city employees from traveling to North Carolina after legislation was signed that in part mandated transgender residents use public restrooms corresponding to their biological sex.
The D.C. mayor is now looking at Mississippi after Gov. Phil Bryant (R) this week signed a controversial religious freedom bill allowing businesses deny services to gay couples based on their religious objections.
"In DC, we'll always take a stand against discrimination," Bowser tweeted Thursday.