A New York lawmaker is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban state-funded travel to Louisiana following an executive order signed by Governor Bobby Jindal.

Jindal, a possible candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, on Tuesday issued the order after lawmakers shelved a controversial “religious freedom” bill that sought to prohibit the government from taking adverse action against a person or business for expressing a religious belief or moral conviction about marriage.

(Related: Bobby Jindal issues “religious freedom” order after House bill dies.)

Daniel O'Donnell, an openly gay member of the New York Assembly, called on Cuomo to ban all non-essential state-funded travel to Louisiana.

“It's time to instate a travel ban on Louisiana,” O'Donnell wrote in a letter to Cuomo. “Following the failure of legislation there that would have enabled state-sponsored discrimination against LGBT citizens under the guise of religious freedom, Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order seeking the same despicable ends as the bill.”

“When the state of Indiana passed legislation which similarly targeted its LGBT citizens, I was very proud and appreciative that you banned non-essential travel to the Hoosier state. It was a strong statement demonstrating New York's progressive leadership on human rights and the belief that all citizens deserve to be treated equally – as our country's Constitution guarantees and founding fathers intended.”

“I ask that you take this step again and ban non-essential state travel to Louisiana. Our state's employees should not be put in a situation where they can be legally discriminated against or made to feel unsafe, and our state must not support Governor Jindal's campaign against LGBT individuals. We must move our business to places that treat their citizens equally and fairly," he added.