HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has lifted a ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after that state amended a new religious freedom law to include protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Malloy said in a statement Saturday he believes the amended law “is a step in the right direction.” He said, “we cannot, and should not, tolerate laws that open the door to discrimination against citizens.”
Malloy had signed an executive order on Monday barring state spending on travel to Indiana and any other state enacting legislation that protects religious freedoms but ultimately discriminates against gays and other groups.
UConn said on Tuesday that men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie wouldn’t be traveling to the NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis this weekend. UConn won last year’s championship.
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