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Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show over anti-gay law

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Bryan Adams has cancelled a show in Mississippi over that state’s so-called religious freedom law, which is seen as deli

Bryan Adams has cancelled a show in Mississippi over that state’s so-called religious freedom law, which is seen as deliberately anti-gay.

In a statement on his website, Adams said “I cannot in good conscience perform in a state where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation.”

He posted a similar message against Bill 1523 on his Facebook page.

Bryan Adams posted a statement on Facebook on April 10, 2016, explaining his decision to cancel a concert in Mississippi.
Bryan Adams posted a statement on Facebook on April 10, 2016, explaining his decision to cancel a concert in Mississippi.

Advocates of the new law say it protects people who follow their religious faith.

Opponents say it gives a license to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Adams’ concert was scheduled for the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi on April 14.

Bruce Springsteen recently canceled a show in North Carolina over a similar law.

Guitarist Steven Van Zandt told The Associated Press they decided not to perform Sunday in Greensboro because of the law, which requires transgender people to use bathrooms based on their biological sex and bans state lawsuits for any type of workplace discrimination.