State officials in California have barred employees from traveling to South Carolina to protest that state's decision to allow religion-based discrimination in foster care.
"The state of California stands strongly against any form of discrimination," said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. "California will now bar state-funded or sponsored travel to South Carolina."
Becerra noted that South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster sought a waiver from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department allowing Miracle Hill Ministries, a taxpayer-supported child-placement agency, to refuse to work with anyone who's not an evangelical Protestant. Federal officials granted the waiver.