UK Warns LGBT Travelers About Mississippi, North Carolina Laws
The British Foreign Office is advising travelers on two controversial laws recently passed by the two U.S. states.By Ben Lawson | April 21, 2016
The U.K. has issued a warning for its citizens traveling to the U.S. after two states passed controversial laws directed at the LGBT community.
The advisory states, "The US is an extremely diverse society and attitudes towards LGBT people differ hugely across the country. LGBT travellers may be affected by legislation passed recently in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi."
The advisory is referring to North Carolina's House Bill 2, which forces transgender people to use bathrooms based on the sex they were assigned at birth, and a law in Mississippi that allows businesses to refuse services to gay couples based on religious beliefs.