Concerts are being canceled, conventions are being pulled, Cirque de Soleil has canceled all its performances in North Carolina, and corporations are canceling plans to add jobs in the Tarheel State. Even Duke University has called for HB 2 to be repealed.
The latest blow to North Carolina is coming from across The Pond. The UK Foreign Office has issued a travel warning for its LGBTQI British citizens traveling to North Carolina or Mississippi similar to the ones they issue for travel to Russia, Turkey or other anti-TBLG hotspots around the world.
The UK Foreign Office travel advisory to British LGBTQI citizens published today on its website reads::
The US 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 (link above). You can find more detail on LGBT issues in the US on the website of the Human Rights Campaign.’
No matter how hard you try to deflect and not take personal responsibility for this mess, you own it because you caused it. You can also fix it by repealing Hate Bill 2.