North Carolina and Mississippi are building quite the reputations. Their bigotry and homophobia is now so well known that Britain has issued a travel warning to their LGBT travelers. So congratulations neo-Cons…your hatred has gone international.
The new controversial anti-LGBT laws in North Carolina and Mississippi are causing quite the stir. So much so that now the British Foreign Office has put out an advisory warning all U.S. travelers of these horrible laws.
Tuesday’s travel advisory was specifically directed at Britain’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. It reads,
“The U.S. is an extremely diverse society and attitudes towards LGBT people differ hugely across the country. LGBT travelers may be affected by legislation passed recently in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi. Before traveling please read our general travel advice for the LGBT community.”
While the advisory does not include any direct political message, it does direct LGBT traveling Brits to the Human Rights Campaign’s website where they can find more information about LGBT issues in the U.S. And the Human Rights Campaign has been very vocal about their strong opposition to these new discriminatory laws.
— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) April 20, 2016
Traveling Brits are being advised to “exercise discretion” in rural areas and to avoid “excessive physical shows of affection” while in public.
They are also being warned that “Some hotels, especially in rural areas, won’t accept bookings from same sex couples – check before you go.”
Along with this advisory warning, the British Foreign Office also included a link to a world map by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association. The map highlights countries with known legislation that targets the LGBT community.