San Francisco Ends Costly Boycott of Conservative States

San Francisco has finally come to its senses and lifted its misguided boycott of 30 states that have enacted common-sense conservative laws. This decision is a victory for freedom-loving Americans who believe in limited government and individual liberty.


After incurring significant expenses and failing to yield desired results, the decision was made to reverse course.

In a controversial move, the Board of Supervisors has voted 7-4 to repeal a law prohibiting city-funded travel and contracting with states that allegedly impeded LGBTQ rights, abortion access, and voting rights.

In 2016, the government passed Chapter 12X, a law prompted by the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. This decision, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, sparked a heated debate among Americans.

The 2019 and 2021 amendments have incorporated states implementing stringent abortion and voting rights laws.

Liberal boycotts against conservative states have suffered another defeat, as a ban on such boycotts in city contracts has been lifted. The ban previously applied to businesses based in the targeted states, but thankfully, separate legislation was adopted in March to end that portion of the boycott.

The city has decided to roll back a costly, ineffective law that banned travel and contracts with certain states.

This decision comes after a report from the city administrator’s office in February, which found the law had not motivated any targeted states to reform their laws. As per the report, the number of states that have been banned increased significantly from 8 in 2017 to 30 in 2022, ever since the implementation of 12X.


San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, sponsored a bill to repeal the boycott. Mandelman stated the boycott failed to achieve its intended goals.

San Francisco’s ban on certain activities has caused a surge in administrative work for city staff and vendors, as well as unforeseen consequences for citizens.

The report suggests the ban restricted opportunities for personal growth and development.

A recent report revealed that San Francisco’s ban on contracting with companies with ties to firearms has significantly increased contracting costs, ranging from 10 to 20 percent. The report suggests repealing this ban could lead to increased competition, reduced costs, and ultimately result in resource savings for the city.

This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.