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San Diego set to restrict city travel to Indiana

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Monday night, a spokesman for San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer said that they have directed the City's Chief Officer to take the necessary actions to restrict publicly funded travel by city employees to Indiana if the state does not amend or repeal the Religious Restoration Act, which opponents say could be used to discriminate against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender individuals.

San Diego councilman Todd Gloria is also behind the push to restrict tax-payer funded travel by city employees to the Hoosier state unless it changes or repeals the controversial law.

"This is in keeping in tradition with our city. I am hopeful and expect that we will not be contributing money to Indiana up and until they choose to amend or repeal this law," councilman Gloria said.

The cities of San Francisco, Seattle and Indianapolis have also come out in strong opposition to this legislation.

"I believe in equal rights for all. Discrimination has no place in our society," says mayor Faulconer. He went on to say that he joins the mayor of Indianapolis in calling for this law to be amended or repealed.

As of Tuesday, the Indiana governor says he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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