SF Repeals Its Boycott Of 30 States That Passed Conservative, Anti-Gay Laws

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to repeal a local law that prevented city employees from traveling to or doing business with companies based in states that had passed laws limiting LGBTQ rights, voting rights and abortion access.

The law was meant to deter states from enacting discriminatory laws. But since it was first adopted in 2016, the list of states on The City’s no-fly list has expanded to 30, proving to supervisors that the effort was well-intentioned but ineffective.

“It’s not achieving the goal we want to achieve,” said Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, a gay man and the sponsor of Tuesday’s legislation repealing 12X.

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