Becerra says he feels Kentucky's new law on religious or political expression in schools could allow LGBT discrimination. Proponents of the law say it protects their right not to participate in practices that violate their religion.
In a letter, dated Sunday, June 25, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer indicated that he'd spoken to Becerra on Saturday.
"As we discussed, Louisville is a forward looking, inclusive city that has scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Committee scorecard for two years in a row," Mayor Fischer wrote.
"Please consider exempting cities like Louisville from your travel ban," Mayor Fischer continued. "It is my belief that cities like ours should be rewarded for inclusive behavior, not penalized; a waiver would highlight our inclusivity and encourage other cities to follow accordingly."