Dallas rejects proposal to ban official travel to North Carolina

In an 8-7 vote, the Dallas City Council rejected a resolution that would have banned taxpayer-funded trips to North Carolina and official dealings with the state’s businesses.

The resolution was placed on the agenda by council members who felt North Carolina should be punished for its discrimination against transgender people.

Those voting against the travel ban appeared concerned about damaging the city’s relationship with Charlotte-based Bank of America, which is the city’s largest banking employer and holds $1.8 billion in city assets.

Bank of America released a statement reaffirming its commitment to nondiscrimination and supporting a diverse community in light of the debate.

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