Portland bans employee travel to Mississippi

Portland City Council voted Wednesday to ban travel by public employees to Mississippi due to the state’s recently enacted discriminatory law.

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Last year, the City Council prohibited travel to Indiana. Last month, the City Council blocked trips to North Carolina.

Now, city officials won’t be allowed to travel to Mississippi, where a new law allows business groups to refuse service to gay or lesbian couples based on religious beliefs.

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Multnomah County officials suspended travel to Mississippi last week.

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