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County Council Seeks to Ban Travel to Mississippi and North Carolina Over LGBT Laws (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday that would ban all County work related travel to the states of Mississippi and North Carolina. County Councilmember Nancy Navarro took the lead in pushing for the the resolution which was co-sponsored by the remaining eight members of the Council.18thCountyCouncilGroupformalSecondYearBEST 12-1-15

“Montgomery County’s strength comes from its diversity and progressive values,” Councilmember Navarro said.  “That is why it is important for me to make sure that our tax dollars are not used in states that discriminate against individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Our County is known as a place that stands for equality and respect; therefore, we cannot support jurisdictions that have enacted laws that perpetuate hate, fear and bigotry.”  

The resolution condemns what the Council considers to be LGBT discriminatory laws enacted in the states of Mississippi and North Carolina. The Council is also urging Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett to ban all County work related travel to the for-mentioned states.  

Councilmember Navarro previously spoke on the issue when she introduced the resolution before the Council on April 19.

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