Internationally renowned entertainment group Cirque Du Soleil have announced plans to boycott North Carolina over its anti-LGBT laws.
The entertainment group Cirque Du Soleil have announced their solidarity with the LGBT community in North Carolina after it cancelled its shows in the state.
The boycott comes after PayPal cancelled a $3.6million investment and both Bruce Springsteen and ex-Beatle Ringo Starr cancelled shows in the US State.
The anti-LGBT laws now allows business owners to discriminate against customers on the basis of their sexuality – if it offends their religious beliefs. The law also requires trans people to use the bathroom which aligns with the gender that is on their birth certificate.
The troupe released a statement saying that the new laws in North Carolina were regressive and were not in keeping with ensuring human rights for all.
“[we] believe in diversity and equality for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form.
“The new HB2 legislation passed in North Carolina is an important regression to ensuring human rights for all.”