Malloy issued the ban on March 30, protesting the act, which allow individuals and businesses to cite religious claims as a part of legal defense in cases not solely between individuals and the government. As a result, all travel from Connecticut to Indiana receiving support from the state government was suspended.
Connecticut has become the first state to ban state-funded travel to Indiana in protest of its Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence last week. Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an executive order Monday afternoon, denouncing the act for being “disturbing, disgraceful and outright discriminatory” to the LGBTQ community.