Canada added a travel warning for ‘2SLGBTQI+’ travelers, including to America, because some states apparently hate them:
Foreign laws and customs related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) can be very different from those in Canada. As a result, you could face certain barriers and risks when you travel outside Canada. Research and prepare for your trip in advance to help your travels go smoothly.
2SLGBTQI+ stands for Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Intersex and more.
Don’t ask me. I have no idea. Goodness gracious.
The warning applies to U.S. States:
Some states have enacted laws and policies that may affect 2SLGBTQI+ persons. Check relevant state and local laws.
What STATE has these laws?? I cannot even:
Watch for laws that:
- criminalize same-sex activities and relationships
- criminalize people based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics
Some countries may use laws related to “vagrancy”, “public nuisance” or “public morals” to criminalize 2SLGBTQI+ people.
In 2015, SCOTUS ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the 14th Amendment.
In other words, it’s federally protected so that no states can ban it. While some states have bans in their Constitution, it is null and void.
Look at abortion. You know, states like Oklahoma would ban abortion, but the Roe v. Wade ruling meant the state couldn’t. Without Roe v. Wade, the abortion laws are up to the state.
This is all 100% crap and scare tactics. Not one state criminalizes any of the stuff listed above.
Canada gives the U.S. the same travel advisory as Iran where anything not between male and female is illegal:
Iranian law criminalizes sexual acts and relationships between persons of the same sex.
2SLGBTQI+ travellers could also be discriminated against or detained based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or sex characteristics.
If you are convicted, you could face corporal punishment, imprisonment or the death penalty.
2SLGBTQI+ travellers should carefully consider the risks of travelling to Iran.
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