Bryan Adams has become the latest star to pull out of an event because of a State’s anti-LGBT laws.
International rock star Bryan Adams has pulled out of a concert in Mississippi because of the State’s anti-LGBT law.
The law which is similar to those now enforced in North Carolina, which caused Paypal to pull out of a $3.6 million investment and Bruce Springsteen to cancel his appearance at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The cancelled show was due to take place on Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
The Canadian singer said couldn’t “in good conscience” perform where “certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation”.
The “Religious Liberty” bill 1523, which will come into affect on the 1st July will allow some private businesses and religious groups to refuse services to LGBT people in accordance with their religious beliefs.
It is the first of it’s kind law which will allow the discrimination of anyone, including single mothers and gay couples, who to offend someone’s “sincerely held religious belief.”
Users of social media have now made calls for other stars,including Dolly Parton, to join Bruce Springsteen in standing up for LGBT rights in North Carolina.
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