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CT banning state-funded travel to MS over controversial law

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MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) -

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is banning state-funded travel to Mississippi after the Magnolia State passed legislation he criticized as discriminatory.  

Malloy's state joins New York, Vermont and Minnesota, which have already banned some, or all official travel.

This is all in reaction to Governor Phil Bryant signing a law this week allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people based on religions beliefs.

Bryant said he's protecting religious freedom by signing the legislation.

The bill becomes law on July 1. 

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