In response to Indiana’s decision to pass a law last week that allows businesses to refuse service to LGBT customers, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he’s put forth a ban on all nonessential state-sponsored travel to the state. “New York State has been, and will continue to be, a leader in ensuring all LGBT persons enjoy full and equal civil rights,” Cuomo said. “With this action, we stand by our LGBT family members, friends, and colleagues to ensure that their rights are protected.” State workers across New York forced to travel to the middle of nowhere for boring conferences may now breathe a sigh of relief.
Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Mike Groll/AP/Corbis