San Francisco Cites Repeal So-Called Discriminatory State Boycott

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors repealed Chapter 12X, a policy that prohibits city-funded travel and business with states that allegedly discriminate against LGBTQ people, restrict access to abortion, or try to suppress voters.   

The law was meant to deter states from enacting discriminatory laws but has grown to include 30 states. Supervisors decided the law was well-intentioned but ultimately ineffective and created an administrative burden for city officials. Exceptions to the law were made regularly, and the law’s restrictions on contracting limited San Francisco’s pool of potential contractors, driving up costs for projects.  

Organized labor voiced opposition to the repeal, while opponents argued it sent the wrong message. 

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