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

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April 21, 2016 8:29 a.m.

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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