MINNEAPOLIS (AP/WCCO) — Gov. Mark Dayton is considering lifting the ban on all state travel to North Carolina, according to a statement released by the governor’s press secretary Thursday evening.
The ban was imposed after North Carolina passed a law requiring transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their birth gender, rather than their gender identity.READ MORE: Clean Car Debate At Minnesota Capitol May Lead To Summer Closures Of State Parks, Trails
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has lifted a ban on travel to North Carolina over that state’s law limiting the rights of LGBT people.
A MnSCU statement late Thursday said the system was confident that North Carolina’s law was being addressed through a Justice Department order that it violated civil rights and can’t be enforced.READ MORE: Marietta's Salt Lake Is A Paradise For Birds And Bird Watchers
The MnSCU ban had caused some athletic coaches to worry that they might not be able to travel to prominent baseball tournaments in North Carolina.
Dayton’s press secretary Matt Swenson released a statement Thursday night after MnSCU announced the decision:
“Governor Dayton agrees with the decision announced today by MnSCU’s leadership. In light of recent actions taken by the U.S. Department of Justice, Governor Dayton is now considering whether to lift the travel ban for Minnesota’s state agency employees.”MORE NEWS: COVID In MN: Gov. Walz To Announce On Thursday His Timeline To End All Restrictions
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