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Bryan Adams Follows Springsteen in Cancelling Show over Anti-Gay Laws

Bryan Adams Follows Springsteen in Cancelling Show over Anti-Gay Laws April 11, 2016

Bryan Adams has followed suit from the example Bruce Springsteen and some large corporations in pulling out of a show in Mississippi. As the BBC states:

Bryan Adams has cancelled a concert in Mississippi over the US state’s new controversial religious liberty law.

The law, which allows some private businesses and religious groups to refuse service to gay people, was passed last week.

The singer issued a statement saying he could not “in good conscience” perform in the state.

He added he found it “incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against”.

He was due to play the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi on Thursday.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed HB1523 into law on 5 April amid opposition from equal rights groups and businesses.

The law offers protection for Christians who adhere to traditional views of marriage and gender roles, which Governor Bryant said “protects sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions”.

The new law will take effect from 1 July.

Oddly enough, I think such big popular culture names will have the biggest effect, possibly, in changing the minds of those in power. Well, together with massive money-wielding corporations…

By Kara Canal (originally posted to Flickr as [1]) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Kara Canal (originally posted to Flickr as [1]) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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