Edwin Mah Lee is the current mayor of San Francisco . He was the first Chinese-American Mayor in the city's history.
On March 25th, 2016, Lee banned city employee travel to North Carolina after the state passed legislation that discriminated against the LGBT Community.
Following the incident, Lee released a statement:
"The North Carolina General Assembly on Wednesday overrode a Charlotte ordinance set to take effect April 1 that impacts transgender people and Governor Pat McCrory signed the bill Wednesday night."
“We are standing united as San Franciscans to condemn North Carolina’s new discriminatory law that turns back the clock on protecting the rights of all Americans including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals,” Lee said in a statement. “Effective immediately, I am directing City Departments under my authority to bar any publicly funded city employee travel to the state of North Carolina that is not absolutely essential to public health and safety.” [+]
In a second statement, Lee said: “will not subsidize legally sanctioned discrimination.” [+]