Thursday, 21 April 2016

UK Issues US Travel Warning

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office have issued an advisory notice to homosexuals that they need to be careful when travelling in America due to the US being: 'extremely diverse' when it comes to LGBT people.
Mississippi and North Carolina come in for the need for extra precaution as they have recently passed new laws which allow businesses to refuse service to LGBT people.
'It is both frightening and embarrassing that one of our nation's staunchest allies is warning its citizens of the risks of travelling to the US' said Ty Cobb of the Human Rights Campaign.
'It is now more clear than ever that these terrible measures are not only harming individuals and taking an economic toll on the states, but are also causing serious damage to our nation's reputation, and the perceived safety of LGBT people who travel here'.
Companies are curtailing their businesses in the states because of the law, and several entertainers have cancelled performances in both states over the law.
And we thought the only problem America had was the bat-crazy gun laws it holds and the scary religious fervour, now it has added rampant homophobia to its list of reasons the country has taken a wrong turn recently.

10 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

Right, because North Carolina passed a law that says your biological configuration determines which bathroom you use instead of how you identify. Can you imagine? Males use one bathroom and females another. Have you ever heard of such a thing?

Falling on a bruise said...

Shows how out of kilter you view is when other countries see it as bad enough to warn their citizens about. And to think we are your pals and our Government say your views on homosexuals are dangerous. Of course we put it down to your religious nut-jobs but we are too nice to say it.

Keep Life Simple said...

So, what has that got to do with males using one bathroom and females another?

Falling on a bruise said...

Nothing, it doesn't mention toilets, it is warning about the homophobia that gays may come across in America and to be careful, especially in N Carolina and Kentucky.

Keep Life Simple said...

Actually, there are 27 states that say if you have balls you better go to the men's room.

Falling on a bruise said...

What's about toilets? Its a general be careful warning not just in the bogs.

Keep Life Simple said...

The North Carolina law that stirred things up was about restrooms. The left are spinning it.

Falling on a bruise said...

It was the changes that businesses are protected against refusing service to homosexuals that led to the warning, nothing about what toilet you go into.

Falling on a bruise said...

The left are not spinning anything, this came from one of the most right wing governments we have ever had in the UK.

Keep Life Simple said...

I'm talking about spinning in the US not the UK