LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Fridays laws recently passed in two U.S. states seen as restricting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are wrong, and sought to assure Britons that they would be received warmly if they visited the states.
“The people of North Carolina and Mississippi are wonderful people, they are hospitable people. ... And you are wrong, you should come and enjoy yourselves,” Obama said at a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron when asked about a travel warning issued by the British Foreign Office to LGBT travellers.
“I also think that the laws that are passed there are wrong and should be overturned,” Obama said.
Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Washington Newsroom