UK Issues Travel Warning For NC, Mississippi Over Anti-LGBT Laws

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The British Foreign Office recently issued a travel advisory warning citizens traveling to the United States about laws impacting the LGBT community in North Carolina and Mississippi, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

“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 travel advisory reads.

The British Foreign Office website directs people to the Human Rights Campaign’s website to learn more about anti-LGBT laws in the United States.

Gawker noted that the update to the travel advisory came after the Gay Star News pointed out that the British Foreign Office warned LGBT individuals about traveling to countries like Russia, but not about certain areas of the United States.

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  1. Our “special relationship” friends over in the UK are sending a pretty strong message with this. How embarrassing that an ally would be issuing travel warnings against us.

  2. Why limit it to two states? Visitors are liable to be killed by random toddlers rummaging around Mommy’s person in any of the 50 states. The scenario below seems to be a daily occurrence somewhere.

    Published April 21, 2016 Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis police say a 2-year-old boy shot and killed himself after taking a gun from his mother’s purse on the kitchen counter when she wasn’t watching.

    The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department say officers found the child with a single gunshot wound when they arrived at the home around 9 p.m. Wednesday. The child died at a children’s hospital.

    Police said in a news release Thursday that the mother is cooperating with detectives who questioned her before she was released.

    Police say the mother and child were the only people at home when the shooting happened.

    Police have not released the identities of the mother and child.

    Open to the floor: Is there a plausible rationale for not charging  these parents with murder?
  3. Indiana, Georgia, Tennessee etc: Hey, why have we been excluded? We want to belong to the same club.

  4. Northern Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee etc: Hey, why have we been excluded?

    FIFY

  5. At the moment NC gov race is polling with the Dem ahead… With Trump on the ticket might get enough of a win to take some state house seats back as well even though its gerrymandered to all hell.

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