Canadian Travel Advisory Warns LGBTQ People of U.S. State Laws
The government is saying they may not be safe throughout the U.S.
Canada has updated its travel advisory for the United States to warn LGBTQ travelers that they are at risk of being affected by state and local laws, amid a recent surge in state-level legislation targeting the community.
"Some states have enacted laws and policies that may affect 2SLGBTQI+ persons. Check relevant state and local laws," Global Affairs Canada, a government department that oversees the country's international relations, said in the advisory posted Tuesday. It used the abbreviation "2S' for "two-spirit," a word used in Canada to describe a spectrum of genders among Indigenous people.
The page also links to broader advice on how LGBTQ people are subject to local laws at their travel destinations, "even if these laws infringe on your human rights."
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