The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted to stop doing business with North Carolina and Mississippi over laws in those states that target the LGBT community.

According to The Los Angeles Times, the City Council voted unanimously in favor of banning business that requires city resources with the states.

Councilman Mike Bonin (pictured) authored the resolution.

“I can guarantee you in these two states that hate crimes are going to increase and people are going to be beaten,” said Bonin. “And I can guarantee in these two states that young kids struggling with their identity are going to be bullied and some of them will ponder suicide. That's not what Los Angeles stands for.”

North Carolina's law, House Bill 2, prohibits cities from approving LGBT protections and bars students attending public institutions from using the bathroom that does not conform to their gender at birth.

Mississippi's law, House Bill 1523, allows businesses to deny services to LGBT people based on their “sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions.”

The laws have spurred companies, politicians and artists to speak out. PayPal and Deutsche Bank have halted expansion plans in North Carolina, while several cities and states have instituted non-essential travel bans to the states. Cirque du Soleil on Friday canceled upcoming shows in North Carolina, adding their voice to a growing list of artists protesting the laws.