Raimondo says she won’t ban travel to North Carolina

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Gov. Raimondo won't ban state employees from traveling to North Carolina. Photo: Wikipedia

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo says she won’t ban state employees from traveling to North Carolina in protest of a new law that critics say is discriminatory.

The Providence Journal reports Raimondo said Wednesday there are other ways to show support for members of the LGBT community.

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Raimondo says she’ll reach out to PayPal and other businesses upset by the North Carolina law to ask them to expand in Rhode Island. PayPal has canceled a planned operations center in Charlotte.

Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law March 23 preventing local governments from protecting people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity when they use public accommodations.

Governors in other states have banned state-funded travel to North Carolina in response.

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