California Magazine, the state’s largest online publication, has been banned from all state-owned sites, including the Associated Press.
The decision comes after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in September that he was ending a three-year ban on the publication of the magazine, which had been publishing articles about marijuana, sex and a variety of other topics.
The Associated Press has not immediately commented on the move.
The ban, which was imposed on August 8, was a response to state officials’ decision to remove a section of the California constitution that would have allowed the state to ban magazines, books and movies that promoted homosexuality.
California’s ban came after a judge in February issued a preliminary injunction blocking the ban on state property, saying it could lead to state courts overturning the state constitution.
In the court filing, Becerr argued that banning the magazine could lead the state government to become a “public forum” and the state could “open itself up to litigation by individuals who seek to censor the media for political reasons.”
California Attorney-General Xavier Becrra, right, speaks to media during a news conference on Monday, June 20, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
The AP announced on Friday that it would not publish the magazine on its website.
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)The state of California has banned the publication in the past, including in the 1970s and 1980s.
It has also banned the Los Angeles Times from publishing a weekly magazine called “The Times of Los Angeles,” which was widely considered to be a platform for the LGBT community.
California is one of a number of states that have enacted similar bans on publications that promote homosexuality or other “disorderly conduct.”