Some council members who voted against the travel ban were worried about the city’s relationship with its bank, Bank of America, based in Charlotte, N.C. Question: Why is the city of Dallas using a bank based in Charlotte and not a bank based in Dallas?


The Dallas City Council voted down a proposed travel ban to North Carolina, which has never fully lifted its anti-transgender bathroom bill. The Dallas council’s vote was 8-7 against the travel ban.

Voting to ban travel to North Carolina were Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano and council members Kevin Felder, Mark Clayton, Omar Narvaez, Philip Kingston, Sandy Greyson and Scott Griggs.

Voting against the ban were Mayor Mike Rawlings, Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway and council members Adam McGough, Casey Thomas, Jennifer Gates, Lee Kleinman, Rick Callahan and Tennell Atkins.

New York, one of the first states to ban travel to North Carolina, lifted its travel ban after North Carolina partially repealed its bathroom bill earlier this year.