California passed legislation on Monday effectively banning state-sponsored travel to a list of U.S. states that California legislators believe have “anti-LGBTQ laws.”
Tennessee, one of the states on California’s ban list, had the best response of all time.
Check it out (per Daily Caller):
The resolution encouraged the governor of Tennessee and the Speakers of the Tennessee House of Representatives and Senate to enact a similar travel ban against California, and urged the other 48 states of the Union to not follow California’s example.
Here’s a tweet with a copy of the legislation:
The state of Tennessee has fired back at California's travel ban of TN, TX, AL, KY & KS. Official resolution: pic.twitter.com/CRhcP9dQ9t
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 26, 2017
The resolution says:
WHEREAS, California’s attempt to influence public policy in our state is akin to Tennessee expressing its disapproval of California’s exorbitant taxes, spiraling budget deficits, runaway social welfare programs, and rampant illegal immigration,
WHEREAS, Tennessee is pleasantly surprised that California will not be sending its economic development teams to recruit our businesses, but we can still send our teams to recruit their businesses,
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WHEREAS, Tennessee is puzzled why Cailfornia would think it is a good idea to prohibit state colleges and universities from participating in athletic competitions in Tennessee (March Madness comes to Memphis this year via the South Regional) Kansas, Mississippi, and North Carolina…
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED TENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING, that we urge and encourage the Governor, the Speaker of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to communicate with fellow governors and legislative leaders and urge these state officials to refrain from imposing moral judgement on their sister states as California has done to prevent escalating such foolishness.