Bryan Adams Joins Springsteen in Canceling Show Over anti-LGBT Law
Bryan Adams has joined Bruce Springsteen in canceling an upcoming performance in the state of North Carolina, in protest of a law passed in the state that makes it illegal for towns or counties to pass laws banning LGBTQ discrimination.
“Mississippi has passed anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ bill 1523. I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi. I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation,” the singer wrote on social media.
“Therefore i’m cancelling my 14 April show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Using my voice I stand in solidarity with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory bill. Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day.”
The Hill reports:
The Mississippi law, which will take effect July 1, allows religious organizations to deny LGBT people marriage, adoption and foster care services, allow organizations to refuse to rent or sell property to them and gives them the right to fire or refuse to employ LGBT people.
Bruce Springsteen last week announced he was canceling a planned concert in North Carolina after the state passed a similarly contentious anti-transgender measure. The North Carolina law prohibits people from using bathrooms that don’t match their biological sex and bans municipalities from creating their own anti-discrimination policies.