Europe

UK alerts LGBT travelers to North Carolina, Mississippi laws

The British government is advising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens to pay special attention when traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi.

The travel advice update was posted on the British government's website Tuesday.

The British advisory says new laws in North Carolina and Mississippi may affect LGBT travelers and directs those seeking more detail to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization. The advisory adds that attitudes toward LGBT people differ widely across the United States.

North Carolina last month adopted a law that limits LGBT protections and requires transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their sex at birth. Mississippi's law allows merchants with religious objections to deny service to customers.