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Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt. (Photo: Twitter)

Oklahoma Governor Bans All Nonessential State-Funded Travel to California

Oklahoma’s ban comes two years after California’s state-funded travel ban to Oklahoma

By Evan Symon, January 23, 2020 1:41 pm

On Thursday, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed an executive order halting all non-essential state travel to California.

Under Governor Stitt’s executive order only certain business, sports, and education events will be allowed to travel to California.

Former Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. (Wikipedia)

The move by the Governor comes two years after California banned state-funded travel to Oklahoma following former Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s signing of a law that allows adoption agencies to deny placing children into gay and lesbian couples based on religious or moral issues. It also follows San Francisco’s city-funded travel ban to Oklahoma and 22 others states with restrictive abortion laws and the barring of contracting business with any company in those states. San Francisco’s ban just began only weeks ago on January 1st.

Governor Stitt’s ban was partially in response to the actions of California and San Francisco and the estimated millions that Oklahoma has lost as a result.

“California and its elected officials over the past few years have banned travel to the State of Oklahoma in an effort to politically threaten and intimidate Oklahomans for their personal values. Enough is enough,” said Governor Stitt in a statement. “If California’s elected officials don’t want public employees traveling to Oklahoma, I am eager to return the gesture on behalf of Oklahoma’s pro-life stance.”

However the Governor’s office did confirm that the ban was also partially signed due to President Donald Trump’s upcoming attendance at the National March for Life, the anti-abortion rally taking place Friday in Washington.

“It’s not solely about the bans, although that probably made them mad,” said Douglas Singer, a former speechwriter for a Health Group who often responded to new abortion laws. “We’ve seen this before. A president or higher elected official gets ready to give a speech about abortion, an act that doesn’t happen often, and a lot of people scramble to get mentioned in the speech.”

“Trump will at least give a statement around the March for Life, if not give a speech there. The Governor is likely playing for a mention to lock down support, as well as show that Oklahoma won’t be pushed around by ‘big, mean’ states like California, even though that ban has been in place for years.”

The travel ban, which isn’t expected to significantly affect California financially, went into effect upon signing. California’s current state travel-ban due to anti-homosexual and anti-abortion laws also includes states such as Texas, North Carolina, Iowa, Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Evan Symon
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8 thoughts on “Oklahoma Governor Bans All Nonessential State-Funded Travel to California

  1. This is a movement that needs to grow among GOP states. In response to the CA boycott of GOP states, these states should STOP state funding for attending meetings and conventions in California. If enough states do it, the conventions will not be HELD in California.
    Indeed, I suspect our awful homeless mess will cause conventions in San Diego to move elsewhere anyway. A GOP boycott would be the perfect excuse to relocate to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, etc.

    1. Our beautiful state? It’s fucked up falling apart dirty as shit with needles from the homeless everywhere. Thanks to your dumb ass being a democrat. Our state is fucked up because of people like you.. you dumb bitch so go fuck your self with that shit.

  2. Our Gov. Is a POS,,, HE CHEATED ON HIS “WIFE” with his “BEST FRIENDS WIFE” This is who runs the State! Truly sickening. Thats great, A Gov. With the morals of a “PIMP!!” A POS GOV. THAT MAKES US CITIZENS 2ND CLASS BEHIND IMMIGRANTS.
    IF YOU ARE A VET DOWN ON YOUR LUCK LIVING IN YOUR CAR WITH NO REGISTRATION IT WILL BE TOWED, REGARDLESS OF YOUR SACRIFICE TO THIS COUNTRY,,,,
    HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE AN AN UNDOCUMENTED ILEGAL IMMIGRANT WITH NO LICENSE, INSURANCE OR REGISTRATION YOU WILL BE LEFT ALONE TO DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT,, YOU KNOW,, LIKE SHOOT GIRLS INFRONT OF THERE FATHERS, “SAN FRAN” THANKS AGAIN GAB!! HOW MUCH MORE DANGER ARE YOU GOING TO PUT OUR US CITIZENS IN FOR YOUR VOTES,, YOU POS!!! YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO OUR COUNTRY OUR US “CITIZENS” AND OUR VETERANS. THE HOMELESSNESS IS BECAUSE OF YOUR ANTI US CITIZEN POLICIES, HOW MANY FREEBEES CAN THE HARDWORKING US CITIZENS PAY FOR, HEALTH CARE ALREADY THROUGH THE ROOF AND YOU GIVE THAT TO THEM FOR FREE AS WELL, WHAT THE F-CK IS WRONG WITH YOU AND HOW THE F-CK DID YOU THINK THAT WOULD HELP ANYTHING,
    GO LOOK AT THE DROVES OF HOMELESS GOV.
    YOU ARE A COMPLETE IDIOT COMPLETLY OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY. GOD JOB GAB,, KEEP THOSE ANTI US CITIZEN POLICIES GOING!!

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