Britain Warns LGBT Travelers About Visiting North Carolina, Mississippi

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The British Foreign Office said such travelers "may be affected by legislation passed recently" in the two states.

The controversial anti-LGBT legislation recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi could have an impact beyond U.S. borders, with America's friends across the Atlantic now weighing in on the ongoing debate.

The British Foreign Office this week issued a warning to all LGBT travelers about visiting the two U.S. states.

"The U.S. is an extremely diverse society, and attitudes toward LGBT people differ hugely across the country," it wrote as an advisory on its website. "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."

The website also links to the Human Rights Campaign, a U.S. organization that has been critical of both states.

The news adds to the growing noise surrounding the divisive laws, with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr and Cirque du Soleil all recently canceling performances in North Carolina. Despite disapproval from the TV and film industries, projects due to shoot in the two states have yet to say whether they will relocate their productions.

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